Heart failure results in more than 300,000 deaths annually, according to an estimate from The National Institutes of Health.
Peem Lorvidhaya, MD
- clinical cardiac electrophysiology
Location and Office HoursRhode Island Cardiology Center
East Providence, RI 02914
- BlueCross BlueShield of Rhode Island
- Neighborhood Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Rhode Island Hospital
- The Miriam Hospital
How many people die annually from heart failure?
Discovery Health answered
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.
Is there a cure for heart birth defects?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
There is not a specific cure for heart birth defects. Many defects can be corrected through surgery or other procedures, but they still usually require lifelong treatment and monitoring. For example, even though quality of life may improve dramatically after surgery, a child may still have restrictions on activity, or be required to take medication for the rest of their lives.
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