We offer compassionate and individualized care
Heart disease is a dangerous condition, but great progress has been made in the field. Nowadays, our heart patients in New Orleans can live full, healthy lives with the right treatment—treatment that we provide based on each patient’s particular issues and health history, provided in our comfortable, friendly healthcare setting. We pay close attention to our patients’ unique needs, which helps us develop the best care plan for each one.
We treat heart diseases both surgically and non-surgically
Many conditions threaten heart health, and all can have devastating effects. Unfortunately, you may not even be aware that you are at risk for a heart attack. Our expert team of specialists are well-versed in all the varieties of heart disease that can occur, and they are equipped to develop effective treatments for our patients. Some conditions require surgery; some do not. Our physicians take into consideration all they know about a patient and determine which regimen or procedure is best to set them on a healthier path.
Common Heart Diseases
CAD is the leading cause of death in the United States. It occurs when the arteries that supply blood to your heart’s muscles harden and narrow. The result is a decreased blood supply and a heart attack.
This chronic condition happens when the heart cannot pump blood efficiently, leading to a host of symptoms and conditions. Shortness of breath, fatigue, and rapid heartbeats are symptoms of heart failure.
Lipid disorders occur when there are high levels of fat particles – or lipids – in the blood. Cholesterol and triglycerides are examples of lipids that line blood vessel walls and restrict blood flow. They can increase the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke, but we can treat them efficiently.
Women and cardiovascular disease
You may be surprised to learn that heart disease is the biggest threat to your health—even more so than breast cancer. And the same factors that put you at risk of a heart attack, also known as acute myocardial infarction, or AMI, also increase your chances of stroke and other health problems. The main risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, poor diet, diabetes, family history, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. If your heart is in trouble, your body may send you warning signs. It’s up to you to notice these and talk to your healthcare provider about them. Your health—and your life—could depend on it.
Heart attack warning signs for women
Many women have other symptoms along with—or instead of—chest pain or discomfort. Talk to your healthcare provider if you notice any of the following:
- Discomfort, aching, tightness, or pressure that comes and goes, in the back, abdomen, arm, shoulder, neck, or jaw or chest
- Feeling much more tired than usual, for no clear reason
- Becoming breathless while doing something that used to be easy
- Heartburn, nausea, or a burning feeling that seems unrelated to food
- Lightheadedness or faintness
Get to the heart of the problem
Women often don’t realize their symptoms could be related to heart trouble. Even some healthcare providers don’t make the connection. If you feel any of the symptoms listed here, see your healthcare provider and ask to be tested for heart disease—even if you’re not sure that’s the cause. Tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), stress echocardiogram, nuclear imaging and cardiac cath, will reveal more about the problem. If your symptoms are heart-related, your healthcare provider will start treatment.