Complete Cardiology Services
All of our physicians are board certified cardiologists that are also A.C.L.S. Certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support.) Eastside Cardiology will be able to provide complete cardiology services including non-invasive cardiology.
Our concentrations include treatment and control of high-blood pressure, high-blood cholesterol, and coronary artery disease.
What is coronary artery disease?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is coronary artery
disease? Coronary Artery
Disease (CAD) is caused by inadequate blood supply to the heart, usually
caused by blocked arteries.
What is high-blood cholesterol and how can it be lowered? The American Heart Association defines Cholesterol as a soft, fat like substance that is found in your body's cells. It is also found in some animal based foods. The cholesterol and saturated fats you eat may raise your blood cholesterol. Having too much cholesterol in your blood may lead to an increased risk of heart disease.
Cholesterol and fat are a part of a family of molecules called lipids. Fat and cholesterol are packaged with protein to form lipoproteins, which can travel through the blood stream. These lipoproteins are made up of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). LDL caries cholesterol to different parts of the body, and HDL returns cholesterol left in the blood vessels to the liver.
changes to lower cholesterol in the blood:
What is high-blood pressure? High blood pressure also known as hypertension, is when the pressure in your arteries is consistently above the normal range. Systolic blood pressure represents the top number which is when the heartbeats. The bottom number or diastolic pressure is when the heart is at rest.
According to the American Heart Association not treating high blood pressure is dangerous and can lead to multi-system health problems. Associated risks are Stroke, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, or Kidney Failure. A blood pressure of 140/90 or higher is considered to be elevated and should be evaluated by a physician. You can live a healthier life if you treat it and control it.
Risk factors for high blood pressure include:
and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure:
of High Blood Pressure:
What are the postoperative cardiac catherization instructions? Upon discharge from a cardiac catherization you will receive detailed written instructions from the doctor regarding follow-up care, medication changes and restrictions. Standard discharge instructions include: