Shawn Fazel, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursMineral Spring Primary Care
1637 Mineral Spring
Providence, RI 02904
- Blue CHiP/Coordinated Health Partners
- BlueCross BlueShield of Rhode Island
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
Can aortic disease be treated without surgery?
Gabe Vorobiof, MD, Cardiology, answeredNot all aortic syndromes require surgery as the main treatment. On occasion, people can be followed by an experienced clinician who is well versed in aortic disease. Treatment may involve medication along with non-invasive imaging testing, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
How common is cardiovascular infection?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Cardiovascular infection is not common. It occurs most frequently in people who have bacterial infections, congenital heart defects, or artificial heart valves, or in people who use illegal drugs and unsterilized needles. Age plays a part because the heart becomes more susceptible to disease as it ages. It is most common among people over 60, who account for one fourth of all cases.
How can a bad relationship affect heart disease?
You probably suspect that a colder-than-the-Antarctic marriage can lead to physical as well as legal troubles. Ditto if your so-called pals fall into the "with friends like these, who needs enemies" category. Unhappy relationships zoom up heart disease risk 25% -- along with your risk of a heart attack. Break up with that bad crowd and find real friends. If your marriage has gone from tender to tense, work on it (everyone has to at some point). Your blood pressure will drop, your arteries will be cleaner, and, hey, you'll be happier!
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