Arthur VanZee, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursSt Charles Community Health Clinic
Saint Charles, VA 24282
- Lee Regional Medical Center
What is the top killer of both men and women in the United States?
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. In addition, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can take preventive measures to protect your heart health, like eating a heart-healthy diet, maintaining your ideal weight, exercising, not smoking, and having your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides checked at least once a year.
What is a gynecologist?
Gynecologists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat diseases of the female reproductive system.
Gynecologists perform surgeries, such as removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) and ovaries (oophorectomy) and also can provide routine care, such as Pap smears or breast examinations. Gynecologists may also practice obstetrics (the management of pregnancy). They may further specialize in gynecologic oncology (the care and treatment of women with cancers of the reproductive organs) or reproductive endocrinology (the care and treatment of women and men who have infertility problems).
Gynecologists can be board-certified through the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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What is the long-term outlook for babies born with coronary heart disease?
Greenville Health System answered
Because of improvements in surgical and catheterization techniques, the majority of children who were born with coronary heart disease (CHD) are now living well into adulthood. In fact, there are more adults with congenital heart disease than there are pediatric patients -- approximately 1.3 million adults in the U.S. However, most are not receiving appropriate clinical follow-up. The lack of follow-up is related to a lack of access to care and to the fact that many patients do not know they need follow-up. Many adults with CHD believe that their CHD was “cured” by previous surgical procedures. In reality, they require lifelong follow-up for residual or new cardiac defects. Adults with CHD face many medical and social challenges, and these patients will benefit from the comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative care.
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