Heart disease is the number one cause of death in this country. But it is also one of the most preventable. The choices you make every day – what to eat, how you respond to stress, whether or not you exercise – affect how much you’re at risk.
Baylor Scott & White Denton Heart Group is a comprehensive source of advanced cardiac care. Click on a condition below to learn more about some of the conditions we treat.
An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart rate (pulse) or heart rhythm, such as beating too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly.
Congenital heart disease refers to a problem with the heart’s structure and function due to abnormal heart development before birth. Congenital means present at birth.
Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies.
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.
When blood cholesterol is high, it forms plaque and causes inflammation. The plaque builds up in the walls of arteries (blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body).
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. Narrowing, blockage, or spasms in a blood vessel can cause PVD.
A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack.”
Varicose veins are enlarged twisted veins. Varicose veins can happen anywhere in the body but are more common in the legs.