A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and managing heart disease. Cardiologists perform tests, prescribe medications and work with people to make lifestyle changes and manage risk factors.
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Specialty: Internal Medicine
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What is a cardiologist?
Scripps Health answered
What are symptoms of aortic dissection?
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
Symptoms of aortic dissection include sudden, intense pain across the chest, and sometimes in the back between the shoulder blades.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
Am I at risk for cardiovascular disease?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
There are many known risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). You can control some risk factors, but not others. Risk factors you can control include:
- High blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels (a type of fat found in the blood)
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes and prediabetes
- Overweight and obesity
- Lack of physical activity
- Unhealthy diet
The risk factors you can't control are age, gender, and family history of CVD.
Many people have at least one CVD risk factor. Your risk of CVD and heart attack increases with the number of risk factors you have and their severity. Also, some risk factors put you at greater risk of CVD and heart attack than others. Examples of these risk factors include smoking and diabetes.
Many CVD risk factors start during childhood. This is even more common now because many children are overweight and don't get enough physical activity. Some CVD risk factors can even develop within the first 10 years of life.
This answer is based on source information from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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