The Doctor Is In: A Healhty Heart

On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and experts from Beaumont Health as  they discuss heart health.

Beginning at 8:35, ask your questions in the chat room.

Live Blog The Doctor Is In: A Healthy Heart


Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D. / Cardiologist /  Ministrelli Women's Heart Center

Peter Mancini, M.D., FACC  /Cardiologist

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.

Symptoms of heart disease

While there are a number of conditions that can lead to heart disease, it's important to recognize the common symptoms of heart disease so you can see your doctor to receive the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Common heart disease symptoms include:
chest pain
shortness of breath
pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs and arms
fluttering in your chest
racing or slow heartbeat
dizziness or fainting

Risk factors of heart disease

Inherited or genetic risk factors are heart disease risks that you are born with and cannot be changed, but can be improved. They include:
family history
Acquired factors are heart disease risks caused by activities that we choose to include in our lives. Acquired risk factors include:
high cholesterol
high blood pressure
use of tobacco and alcohol
stress levels

To help you determine your risk of heart and vascular disease, Beaumont offers many successful screening and prevention programs to help you manage your risk.

Treatment and diagnosis of heart disease
Beaumont's Heart and Vascular Services team uses the latest technological advances and expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of heart and vascular conditions. Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons perform nearly 115,000 procedures and tests a year, with mortality rates well below national averages. The collaboration of our specialists ensures that our patients receive the care they need and deserve.

Beaumont, Royal Oak Heart & Vascular program among the best in the nation

The Heart & Vascular program at Royal Oak is ranked among the top 25 in the nation and the top hospital in Michigan, according to the 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals." This represents the 19th consecutive year the program has been nationally ranked. As the #1 program in Michigan, Beaumont, Royal Oak is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart problems. Beaumont's Ernst Cardiovascular Center offers a collaborative approach to treating and managing the most complex heart and vascular conditions.

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