Heart Disease -- What Every Brooklynite Needs to Know

Heart Disease -- What Every Brooklynite Needs to Know

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The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Heart Disease Specialists:


Cardiology
Kenneth Ong, MD
Interim Division Chief


Joseph Abboud, MD
Howard Friedman, MD
Ciprian Nedelcu, MD
Sarath Reddy, MD

 

The Brooklyn Hospital Center
121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P. 718.250.8265
F. 718.250.6126
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Brooklyn, NY  11201
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Brooklyn, NY 11222
P. 718.349.8500


61st Street Family Health Center/WIC Center
771 61st Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Family Health Center:
P. 718.851.2323
WIC Center:
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La Providencia Family Medicine Center
1280 DeKalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221
P. 718.455.9000


Williamsburg Family Health Center
99 Division Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11211
P. 718.599.6200

 


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Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Brooklyn, impacting both men and women. Heart disease occurs when there is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. This narrowing is often caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries.

Prevention can play a key role in lowering your risk factors, and helping to maintain a healthy heart:
- Eating healthy, exercising, heeping your weight in a healthy range (25 BMI or lower)
- Keeping your stress level under control
- Do Not Smoke
- Maintain desirable blood pressure and cholesterol levels

If You experience any of these symptoms, seek medical care immediately: 
- Chest pain or discomfort (angina), most common symptom. 
- May feel heavy or like someone is squeezing your heart. You may feel it under your breast bone, but also in your neck, arms, stomach, or upper back.
- The pain usually occurs with activity or emotion
- Other symptoms include shortness of breath and fatigue with activity.

Diagnostic tests to detect heart disease include:
- Coronary angiography, evaluates the heart arteries under x-ray
- Echocardiogram stress test
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) to look for calcium in the lining of the arteries
- Exercise stress test
- Heart CT scan
- Nuclear stress test 

Treatment for heart disease 
Your physician may treat your blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels with medications. If these fail to address the problem, other medical procedures such as angioplasty or surgery may be necessary.

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