Jonathan E Yager, MD
Location and Office HoursCardiac Care Associates PC
1830 Town Ctr
Reston, VA 20190
- Anthem Healthkeepers (BC/BS)
- Coventry Health Care
- Kaiser Permanente Health Plans
- MDIPA/MAMSI (UnitedHealthcare)
- United Healthcare
- Inova Fairfax Hospital
- Inova Loudoun Hospital Center
- Reston Hospital Center
How are most heart valve problems first noticed?
Most heart valve problems are first noticed with the detection of a heart murmur. When a health care provider can hear the blood whooshing or a valve clicking as blood moves from one chamber to the next, it is called a heart murmur. Many heart murmurs areinnocent or benign, meaning they do not cause harm. However, a murmur may also be a sign of an underlying problem with the valves, which may eventually need treatment. The most common problems arestenosis or regurgitation.
How common is coronary artery disease?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredMany people, especially when they're young, worry more about hangnails than they do about the health of their arteries. But consider this: Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in every developed country. Every American, Asian, and European has a 40 percent chance of dying of heart disease and a 50 percent chance that his or her quality of life will be damaged by arterial aging disease.
When you realize that arterial aging affects a lot more than the arteries going to your heart, the importance of arterial health becomes clearer. Damaged arteries slow down your memory, your other organs' ability to function, and your sex life. In other words, they slow you down.
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How do I manage my child's heart birth defect on a daily basis?
UCLA Health answered
Children with cardiac defects often require extra medical, emotional, and physical support from their caregivers. Even after corrective surgery, many individuals with heart birth defects will still require lifelong care and treatment. Medically, some people may require antibiotics to decrease infection risk before undergoing any kind of procedure or surgery. Emotionally, the heart defect may have caused growth or developmental delays, so supporting your child through any difficulties they may have is important. Your child might feel insecure about being smaller than their classmates or they may have difficulties learning. Physically, children may have limits placed on their exercise and sports activities. Support them through all of these needs, and find a therapist if necessary to help them cope with their development.
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