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As one of the oldest cardiology practices in Central Florida, Florida Heart Group is at the forefront of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment—and that is why we want to share our thoughts with you. Please read the latest Florida Heart Group blog posts.

Get Acquainted with Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

September 16th, 2013

Heart attacks and their consequences can be seldom more severe in women and as a result an increasing number of females die as compared to men within a year of having a heart attack. This can be due to the fact that women generally suffer heart attacks when they are older than men. Many times, women are unable to comprehend that their visit to the hospital's emergency room was due to a minor arm pain which can be a warning sign of heart attack.

Some of the relevant symptoms of heart attack in women are described below:

Gentle chest pain: Chest pain during heart attacks is

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) – The Symptoms and Treatment

September 06th, 2013

Congestive heart failure (CHF) occurs once the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood according to the needs of the body. The weakened chambers permit blood to go inside the heart as well as nearby veins. This further stimulated fluid retention, especially in the legs, lungs, and abdomen. CHF is referred to as congestive cardiac failure or chronic heart failure.

The chief reasons of heart failure can be hypertension, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy and other heart ailments. Coronary heart disease is considered as the most common among these.

Timely Medical Intervention – Its Importance in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

September 01st, 2013

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition of the heart that is described by unconsciousness and abnormal breathing pattern due to the failure of the heart muscles to supply blood to the body. It might also lead to death, if timely medical intervention is not made.

SCA – What are the causes?

Arrhythmia or irregular heart beat is the main reason that is attributed to sudden cardiac arrest.

Stress Testing to Diagnose Coronary Artery Diseases

August 31st, 2013

In Orlando cardiology doctors employ different tests to diagnose coronary artery diseases and vascular diseases. A stress test helps the Orlando doctors to check how the heart works during physical stress. Certain heart related problems are easier to detect when the heart is working hard.

Orlando doctors can check the severity of coronary artery diseases and can also check other problems such as heart valve disorders and heart failure through stress testing.

Coronary diseases occur when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscles become hard and narrow due to

High Blood Cholesterol can cause a Heart Attack

August 27th, 2013

Cholesterol is the waxy, fat-like substance found in all cells of the body. Human body needs some cholesterol and creates the same to make hormones, Vitamin D, and substances that help to digest foods. Cholesterol is also found in the foods that we eat. However, a very high level of blood cholesterol can be serious and is one of the known heart attack warning signs. High blood cholesterol does not have any obvious symptoms and so many people are unaware of the problem till it actually results a painful stage or angina pain.

Cholesterol builds up on the walls of arteries -

Life After Surviving Heart Attack

August 21st, 2013

The people who understand heart attack warning signs early and take the right treatment on time can prevent painful stages and serious outcomes. Treatment of heart attack is possible through medications in the foremost stages and through other procedures like angioplasty and bypass grafting in severe cases. At a good Florida heart hospital, cardiologists always suggest important lifestyle changes to their patients for a healthier and better life.

A basic understanding of cardiovascular system and how it is impacted by daily lifestyle is indeed important.

Stay Alert against Coronary Heart Disease

August 16th, 2013

Angina pectoris or simply known as Angina is that condition of the heart in which a person experiences mild to severe discomfort in the chest region. It happens due to low supply of oxygen rich blood to some areas of the heart muscle. The pain may be characterised by the feeling of pressure in the chest and may also occur in other parts of the body such as the neck, arms, jaw, shoulders and back. It is seldom even mistaken as indigestion pain.

So, what causes Angina?

Angina is not a disease; it is a condition or an indication that there is something wrong with your heart that

Easy Ideas to Improve Your Heart Health

August 08th, 2013

We all know the significance of a healthy heart. So, is there a simple yet effective way to get a healthier heart? Here are some simple guidelines to improve your heart health –

Be active – Being obese can alleviate several other health issues that act as a catalyst for heart diseases. Losing those extra pounds can help you fight health problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. Physical activity is very important for maintaining good heart health.

All You Need to Know about Coronary Artery Diseases

August 01st, 2013

Coronary artery disease or CAD is the major cause of fatalities in the US due to diseases. And the fact that CAD is starts developing early and may not be noticed until the later stages, this adds to the dreadfulness of the disease.

Causes of CAD

The major cause of CAD is atherosclerosis or the accumulation of plaque in the blood vessels. Plaque is a waxy cholesterol containing substance, which accumulates in the coronary artery. The building of the plaque narrows down the coronary arteries, which results in their hardening up and rupturing, leading to blood clots.

Valvular Heart Disease

July 24th, 2013

Studies concerning heart diseases have revealed that mitral valve prolapse (MVP), a valvular heart disease affects both men and women. While in females, it usually affects younger women and possibility of disease decreases as they age, in men MVP can strike at any age.

Mitral valve is 1 of the 4 heart valves and it averts the backflow of deoxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium. The mitral valve is made of two flaps that appear somewhat like Bishop’s mitre (and hence it gets its name) and it is connected to supporting muscle.