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Heart disease refers to a group of conditions affecting the heart. Fortunately, many forms of heart disease, such as congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease, can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.
Heart disease is a general term for problems with your heart, including:
Your symptoms will depend on the type and severity of your heart condition. In some cases, you may not have any symptoms associated with your heart problem until serious complications develop. Regular checkups and heart scans can help your doctor identify problems before they become worse.
Common symptoms of heart disease may include:
Heart disease is caused by a wide range of issues, including health problems and underlying medical conditions. The most common cause of heart disease is from a buildup of fatty plaque in your arteries. Factors that cause this buildup include:
Be sure to talk with your primary care doctor about ways to lower your risk of heart disease.
When you visit Riverview Health, your doctor will assess your health and medical history, perform a physical exam and go over your heart disease risk factors. Diagnostic tests, such as either a blood test, chest X-ray, EKG, echocardiogram, stress test or heart catheterization or CAT scan, may be recommended to help provide a clear picture of your heart condition.
To receive the care you need, start by finding a primary care physician at Riverview Health by calling 317.565.0525 or by completing our online form.
Ready to take a step toward a healthier life? Evaluate your heart with a $49 heart scan at Riverview Health. Though a heart scan doesn’t require a doctor’s order, you must meet specific criteria. To see if you qualify and to request an appointment, call 317.776.7247.
Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of heart conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.