A group of disorders that affect the heart’s ability to effectively pump blood around the body through arteries and veins.
Quarter-pound burgers, French fries, deep-fried chicken…our modern diets are often high in unhealthy fats. The fact that extra fats are so easily available in popular food has caused a spike in the number of U.S. residents with high cholesterol, which is the diagnosis given when a person has an unusually high level of fats in their blood. While high cholesterol can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke, it can also be easily managed through diet, exercise, and medication.
Ventricular Assist Devices
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) can keep the blood pumping properly while a person with serious heart issues waits for a heart transplant. They may also be used as permanent solutions for people who have severe heart failure, and have another chronic disease or issue that makes them ineligible for a heart transplant.