Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); heart infections; and heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects).
The term "heart disease" is often used interchangeably with "cardiovascular disease." Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart's muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.
Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.
The Heart and Medical Center collaborates with you to predict, prevent, manage and reverse cardiovascular disease.
Beyond our advanced testing, we give you vital information through plans that contain individualized recommendations for treatment, as well as lifestyle changes that are realistic and achievable. We support our patients with science-based lifestyle improvement tools that help patients adhere to their treatment plans and complete the continuum of care.