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Cardiac Hospital Care

Lee Health's Expert Care: Learn More About Your Cardiac Care Options

At the first sign of a heart attack or other heart trouble, quick diagnosis and treatment make all the difference. When every second counts, Lee Health is there for you with emergency cardiac care and other special services 24 hours a day.

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Your Heart Health and Cardiac Care Options

Cardiac care and heart health begins with understanding potential health risks including family history, lifestyle and more that contribute to potentially having a cardiac event. Lee Health Cardiology is here to help you live your best heart-healthy life continued innovation, and experience.

  • At the first sign of a heart attack, every second counts. Our emergency cardiac care team is available 24 hours a day at our four adult hospitals.

Common Cardiac Conditions

While there are a variety of artery conditions that can affect you here are some of the most common conditions and their signs and symptoms.

Arrhythmia
An arrhythmia is an irregularity in the pace at which the heart beats that, in turn, causes a variation in the pulse rate. This includes:

Angina (Chest Pain)
Angina, also known as angina pectoris, refers to pain originating from the heart. This sensation may be felt as chest pain or pressure in the chest. Most often, there is a feeling of tightness in the chest, which may spread to the neck, jaw, shoulders, and occasionally one or both arms as far down as the hands.

Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease commonly known as CAD refers to any illness that affects the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.

Heart Attack
heart attack, or myocardial infarction, begins when a portion of the heart muscle suddenly loses its blood supply due to an obstruction of the coronary arteries. The obstruction is typically due to coronary arteriosclerosis.

High Blood Pressure
Hypertension is a condition where a person's blood pressure is persistently above normal. Untreated HBP damages and scars your arteries, which can have deadly consequences.

Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
High cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease or stroke. But you can improve your cholesterol numbers with a sound treatment plan.

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Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Reduce Your Risk for Cardiac Events

While your age is considered a risk factor for potential heart issues, an unhealthy lifestyle can increase your risk at a young age. For most people risk factors for clogged arteries increase in males after 45 and women after 55.

To reduce your risk and lead a heart healthy life by:

  • Eating a heart-healthy diet by eating fewer foods that contain saturated fats, such as meats and other animal products.
  • Exercising regularly: 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, 75-150 minutes of vigorous exercise, or a combination of the two.
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Limiting Alcohol Consumption: CDC guidelines recommend 2 or fewer drinks per day for males or 1 drink per day or fewer for females.
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