PHI brings more than 85 prominent cardiovascular physicians together with one of the premier cardiac centers in the region, the Fuqua Heart Center at Piedmont Hospital. PHI is comprised of physician practices, hospital services at each of the Piedmont hospitals, cardiovascular research and education, collaborative quality initiatives, Innovation Center and new program development.
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Women at high risk for coronary microvascular disease (MVD) often have multiple risk factors for atherosclerosis.
Women may be at risk for coronary MVD if they have low levels of estrogen at any point in their adult lives. (This refers to the estrogen that the ovaries produce, not the estrogen used...Read More
If you have coronary microvascular disease (MVD), you can take steps to stop it from getting worse. These steps are the same as those used to prevent coronary MVD.
If you have coronary MVD, see your doctor regularly to make sure the disease isn't getting worse and to keep track of your cholesterol,...Read More
Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of American women killing eight times more women than breast cancer and two times as many women as all cancers combined. When we look at heart attacks it is important to remember that 90% of heart attacks are preventable, and are attributable to nine major risk factors; these...Read More
Stage I: In stage I, the tumor is 7 centimeters or smaller and is found only in the kidney.
Stage II: In stage II, the tumor is larger than 7 centimeters and is found only in the kidney.
Stage III: In stage III, cancer is found:
In the kidney and in 1 nearby lymph node; or In an adrenal gland or In the...Read More
The results from a nuclear heart scan can help doctors:
- Diagnose heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), and decide on a course of treatment
- Manage certain Cardiac, Other Heart and Vascular Diseasess, such as CAD and heart failure, and predict short-term or long-term survival
Your doctors will talk with you about:
- The kind of heart problem you have, the symptoms it's causing, and how long you have had symptoms
- Your history and past treatment for heart problems, including surgeries, procedures, and medicines
- Your family's history of heart problems
- Your history of
There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that even low levels of secondhand smoke exposure can be harmful. The only way to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure is to completely eliminate smoking in indoor spaces. Separating smokers from nonsmokers,...Read More
Any change in our lives can be stressful, even some of the happiest ones like having a baby or taking a new job. Here are some of life's most stressful events.
Death of a spouse, Divorce/Marital separation, Spending time in jail, Death of a close family member, Personal illness or injury, Marriage/Pr...Read More
Treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) depends on how severe or frequent the symptoms are and whether you already have heart disease. General treatment options include medicines, medical procedures, and lifestyle changes.
Goals of Treatment
The goals of treating AF include the following:
Researchers have established that regular physical activity can improve health by:
Helping to control weight, Maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and joints, Reducing the risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes, Promoting psychological well-being, Reducing the risk of death from heart...Read More
It's actually about 5.5 million people nationwide have heart failure. The mortality for patients with heart failure is about 50% at five years. Read More
Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system, resulting in symptoms ranging from gait disturbance and speech problems to heart disease. It is named after the physician Nicholaus Friedreich, who first described the condition in the 1860s. "Ataxia,"...Read More
Most children treated for Kawasaki disease fully recover from the acute phase. They don't need further treatment. They should, however, follow a healthy diet and adopt healthy lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of future heart disease (this is advised for all children, not just those who have Kawasaki...Read More
Some people who have atrial fibrillation (AF) don't have symptoms. For these people, AF often is found during a physical exam or EKG (electrocardiogram) test done for another purpose. Other times, AF is diagnosed after a person goes to the doctor because of symptoms.
To understand why a person has...Read More