Carl I. Schoenberger, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
Location and Office HoursPulmonologists PC
16220 Frederick Rd Ste 213
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
- BlueCross BlueShield
- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Why is so much attention focused on coronary artery disease?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredCoronary artery disease, or CAD, prevents the heart muscle from getting the oxygen and fuel it needs. It is the most common cause of death in the United States. And there is a lot that can be done to prevent and treat it. Watch this animation for more information about this important health problem.
How are heart and kidney disease similar?
National Kidney Foundation answeredDiseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) cause damage to both the heart and kidneys. So if you have heart disease, then it is likely that you have kidney disease and vice versa. Many people don’t experience severe symptoms until their kidney or heart disease is quite advanced, but there are some warning signs
Why should I see my doctor if I have a family history of heart disease?
Penn Medicine answered
Sometimes eating right and exercising isn’t enough to prevent heart disease. For people with a family history of cardiovascular disease, it’s important to seek medical attention before symptoms arise. A wealth of data has shown that heart attacks are preventable with lifestyle modification and medications. It sounds futuristic, the idea that we can halt and even reverse plaque buildup in the arteries, but it isn’t. We have the opportunity to affect the course of the disease and help patients avoid the heart attacks suffered by their relatives. It may even be appropriate for people at high risk to see a cardiologist as early as their teenage years.
If you have a relative who developed coronary artery disease at an early age, early evaluation is important to see what measures should be taken to prevent heart disease. You don’t have the luxury of waiting for symptoms to occur. A heart attack may come without any prior warning symptoms, and the first catastrophic event may be fatal.
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