Cardiac Catheterization & Angioplasty
Nuclear Cardiac Stress Text
Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease is a primary goal of our Practice for cardiology in Trenton, NJ and the surrounding Princeton community. Primary prevention starts with education from a doctor specializing in cardiology in Princeton, NJ and awareness of risk factors as well as aggressive management of risk factors modification. By the time heart disease is detected, the underlying cause may be quite advanced, having progressed for decades. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, sedentary life style, obesity, diabetes and a family history of coronary artery disease.
Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. The most common forms are coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and valvular disease. Most countries face high and increasing rates of coronary artery disease. Each year, heart disease kills more Americans than cancer. In recent years, cardiovascular risk in women has been increasing and has killed more women than breast cancer. Recent studies show that vascular disease can start from adolescence, making primary prevention efforts necessary from childhood. For this reason, it is important to consult with a cardiologist in Princeton, NJ.
Coronary artery disease results from the narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the heart. The blood vessels become narrow when fatty deposits build up inside the arterial wall. This is the process of atherosclerosis. When the arteries become clogged, the blood flow to the heart muscle is impaired and a heart attack can occur.
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Pacemaker interrogation, follow-up (Carelink)
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