Heart Conditions We Treat in Brooklyn, NY
Learn the facts about Heart Disease
What is heart disease? It is a broad term used to describe the various diseases that affect your heart. Such heart conditions include those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves, or beating rhythm. Staying healthy means staying informed about different heart diseases that can affect you and your loved ones, and the surgical techniques a heart disease doctor Brooklyn patients trust to treat these conditions.
The aorta pumps oxygenated blood from the heart to all parts of the body. Although aortic disease is not the most common cause of heart disease, disorders of the aorta can be life threatening. Common aortic abnormalities include: aortic dissections, thoracic aortic aneurysms, and genetic disorders. Click here to learn more.
Aortic Valve Disease
The normal function of the aortic valve can be affected by many conditions or diseases, such as rheumatic fever, infections, congenital birth defects, a buildup of calcium deposits, and the degeneration of the normal aging process. The two most common heart problems involving the aortic valve that requires surgery are aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation. Click here to learn more.
An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart rate (pulse) or heart rhythm, such as beating too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Arrhythmias are caused by problems with the heart's electrical conduction system and can lead to more serious issues such as a heart attack or congestive heart failure. Click here to learn more.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance. Although atrial fibrillation “seems” to be one disease, it is likely a common representation of several disorders of heart rhythm: an erratic, irregular, frequently rapid heartbeat. Click here to learn more.
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Click here to learn more.
Coronary Artery Disease
Normally, blood flows through a coronary artery unimpeded. However, cholesterol plaque can build up, progressively narrowing the coronary arteries causing the flow of blood to the heart to slow or stop. This may trigger the symptoms of heart disease that require immediate attention. Click here to learn more.
Mitral Valve Disease
The heart pumps thousands of gallons of oxygen-rich blood through the body. However, when valves fail to open fully or close completely, the flow of blood may be obstructed (stenosis) or the blood may “leak” or flow backward (regurgitation). Common mitral valve diseases include mitral stenosis, mitral valve prolapse, and functional mitral regurgitation. Click here to learn more about heart disease treatment in Brooklyn, NY.