K Gay. Purcell, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursMid America Internal Medicine
1325 S Noland
Independence, MO 64055
- Blue-Care/Blue Advantage (BC/BS of KC)
- BlueCross BlueShield Of Kansas
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Humana Health Plan
- Preferred Health Professionals
- United Healthcare
- Centerpoint Medical Center
What are some common heart diseases?
Carolinas HealthCare System answeredCommon diseases of the heart include coronary artery disease (artery blockage), heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and heart failure. One in three Americans have or will develop one of these forms of heart disease.
How can heart disease cause death?
Harris McIlwain, Pain Medicine, answeredUnfortunately, death can happen suddenly in coronary heart disease. The most common cause is due to irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) which essentially stops the heart and its pumping action and results in death. There is usually a rapid and severe coronary artery clot and blockage of blood flow.
How can I reduce my risk of heart disease?
I can reduce my risk of heart disease by reducing the risk factors for heart disease, which include controlling my blood pressure, my blood sugar, my cholesterol, and exercising. It also includes not smoking or using tobacco products and following up with your doctor to be sure that your body is in the best shape it can be in and that you are on the proper medications. If it is felt that you are a good candidate for aspirin, this would be a good addition as well. Seeing your doctor can help give you more advice in this regard.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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