From infections to clogged arteries, heart disease includes a wide variety of ailments. Often, a collection of conditions combine to impact your heart in different ways. This sometimes leads to strokes and heart attacks — and it’s the top killer of women and men in the U.S. Brooklyn cardiology must address each patient as a unique case to get to the heart of their health issues and work toward total wellness.
Common Heart Conditions Treated by Brooklyn Cardiology
Coronary heart disease is the most common heart condition among U.S. citizens. If you have CHD, a waxy substance builds up in your arteries. Even though you can’t feel it, this plaque slowly narrows your arteries, similar to a clogged pipe, and restricts the flow of blood to your heart. The heart experts at Maimonides Medical Center treat a wide variety of heart conditions, including but not limited to:
- Cardiac catheterizationis a Brooklyn cardiology procedure to diagnose and treat heart conditions. A thin, flexible tube, known as a catheter, is inserted int a blood vessel in your groin (upper thigh), arm or neck until it reaches your heart. Through the catheter, your doctor can run diagnostic tests and administer medication, if needed.
- Coronary angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention, involves opening your clogged heart arteries. A tiny balloon is inflated to help widen the blocked artery. Often, it’s used in conjunction with the placement of a wire mesh tube, known as a stent, to hold open the artery and to prevent future narrowing.
To perform these and other procedures, you need to have confidence in the surgeons who perform your surgery and the support staff in charge of your recovery.
Meet the Team
Dr. Shani and Dr. Frankel are the primary Brooklyn cardiology specialists at Maimonides. They manage cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and other surgery requirements and work to ensure that you understand your care plan and how it will help you heal.
At Maimonides, patients are happy to find one of the premier heart disease units in the country. Respected interventional cardiologists and experienced cardiothoracic surgeons cooperate to ensure each patient receives the treatment and follow up care required to get through the healing process.
Recovery and Beyond
When you are recovering from something as monumental as heart disease, you want a team as dedicated as those in the operating room to ensure you heal quickly. You’ll also need advice on how to adjust your lifestyle to prevent further issues in the future. Your Brooklyn cardiology team is dedicated to your continued wellness before, during and after your life-saving treatment.