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.
William Jaffe, DO
Specialty: Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
- Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
- Internal Medicine
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What is a cardiologist?
Scripps Health answered
Are heart disease and kidney disease linked?
Discovery Health answered
Heart disease is more common among people with kidney disease. When people with kidney disease die, heart failure is the most common cause.
Even people with mild to moderate kidney disease are more likely to have heart disease than others of the same sex and age who do not have kidney disease.
A recent study of heart failure patients reported that most patients had some degree of abnormal kidney function, and the patients who did had an estimated 50 percent greater risk of death than those with normal kidney function.
What are the alternate names for heart failure?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Alternate names for heart failure are as follows:
- Left-side, or systolic, heart failure. This is when the heart can't pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body
- Right-side, or diastolic, heart failure. This is when the heart can't fill with enough blood
Some people have only right-side heart failure. But all people who have left-side heart failure also have right-side heart failure. Treatments for right-side heart failure alone differ from treatments for both right-side and left-side heart failure. Your doctor will plan your treatment based on your type of heart failure and your unique needs.
This answer from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has been reviewed and/or edited by Dr. William D. Knopf.
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