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Heart Disease

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When the flow of blood to the heart is disrupted due to an obstruction or narrowing of the arteries that lead to it, this condition is known as cardiovascular disease and is potentially life-threatening because it can lead to a heart attack or stroke.  If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease, have previously suffered a heart attack or stroke, or have experienced symptoms that may indicate a heart condition, it’s important that you seek medical evaluation and follow the treatment plan that your medical provider advises.

Symptoms of Heart Disease

  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Chest Pain or Tightness
  • Chronic Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Foot/Ankle Swelling
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Pain Radiating through the Body
  • Sweating
  • Unexplained Weight Gain

Causes & Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Atherosclerosis (thickening of the artery wall)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Poor Diet
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Stressful Environment


  • Lifestyle Changes (diet, exercise)
  • Medications
  • Moderate Exercise
  • Nutritional Restrictions
  • Patient Education
  • Surgery

Our providers at Meadow Pointe Family Practice monitors and treats patients with cardiovascular disease and can provide guidance regarding nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices that are appropriate for those who are suffering or at risk of a heart problem. Contact our office to set up a physical exam at 813.907.8430 or fill out an appointment request online.