- Does my personal and family medical history put me at greater risk for cardiovascular disease?
- Do I have risk factors for cardiovascular disease that I can change (e.g., smoking, diet, etc.)?
- How can I enroll in a smoking cessation program? (If you smoke and wish to quit.)
- What level and type of exercise is appropriate for me?
- Is there anything that I should be doing right now to improve my cardiovascular health?
- Are there any specific activities or medications I should avoid?
Michael E Stachecki, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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Clarkston, MI 48348
- Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
- Genesys Regional Medical Center
- St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
What questions should I ask the doctor to understand my heart disease risk?
SecondsCount.org answeredBeing prepared in advance for your office visit can help you make sure your doctor receives all the information he or she needs. Write down notes about your medical history as well as other members of your family to take with you, if you think that may be helpful. You may also want to write down notes containing questions you have for your doctor. The questions below can help you start your list:
What is cardiac tamponade?
Cardiac tamponade is a condition caused by too much fluid in the space between the heart and the sac that surrounds it, called the pericardium. This fluid collection can put weight and pressure on the heart, which means that it cannot expand properly and so it does not fill with normal amounts of blood.
Cardiac tamponade is an emergency condition. The inability of the heart to pump enough blood may eventually lead to heart failure.
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How can I tell if I am having heartburn, angina or a heart attack?
Heart problems or heart pain is generally very severe and increases in severity overtime, where heart burn generally comes on after eating a large meal and then lying down. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Randy P. Martin about the differences between having heartburn, angina and a heart attack.
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