Edward Assi, MD
Location and Office HoursAdvanced Heart Care
1733 Currie Dr Ste 210
El Paso, TX 79902
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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.
What are the alternate names for heart failure?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Alternate names for heart failure are as follows:
- Left-side, or systolic, heart failure. This is when the heart can't pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body
- Right-side, or diastolic, heart failure. This is when the heart can't fill with enough blood
Some people have only right-side heart failure. But all people who have left-side heart failure also have right-side heart failure. Treatments for right-side heart failure alone differ from treatments for both right-side and left-side heart failure. Your doctor will plan your treatment based on your type of heart failure and your unique needs.
This answer from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has been reviewed and/or edited by Dr. William D. Knopf.
When should I see a doctor for chest pain?
People shouldn’t get concerned or panicked about quick, sharp pains in the chest that come and go. However, an unusual discomfort that’s in the chest and is uncomfortable no matter what the circumstances should receive medical attention. You should get assistance from a paramedic immediately if the discomfort doesn’t go away. If the discomfort is a recurrent episode, especially if it’s related to activity, you should see your doctor.
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