Why see a cardiology specialist instead of my primary care doctor?
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, itself isn't simply just one disease. It is a complex term relating to any heart problem. For example, heart attacks and strokes can occur when a heart issue called Atherosclerosis causes plaque to build up within your arteries. This example only begins to scrape the surface of the many complexities involved with the human heart. As a result, while your primary care physican can make recommendations on how to live a heart healty lifestyle, it is important to see a highly trained specialist like the doctors at Cardiology Associates of West Texas in order to diagnose and treat more complex heart conditions.
Heart Problems & Treatment
Heart problems can have similar symptoms, so it is important to go to a doctor who is familiar with the differences and who has the experience to properly diagnose and treat you, whether it be heart or circulatory issues. At Cardiology Associates Of West Texas we are highly trained in the management and treatment of heart and cardiovascular conditions including:
- Heart Disease
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Circulatory Problems
- Vericose Veins
If you live in San Angelo, TX or the surrounding area and have or think that you may have any of the conditions listed above please read the below information to learn more about each condition and call Cardiology Associates of West Texas today to schedule an appointment 325-944-1240.
This broad term covers any number of issues that can happen to the heart. Whether you were born with a congenital heart defect or you are in the midst of a heart infection, this classifies as a heart disease. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting, call Cardiology Associates Of West Texas as soon as possible at 325-944-1240 to set up a plan of action.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
If you have high cholesterol and diabetes, or if you smoke or are largely inactive, you are more at risk for this disease. PVD can be diagnosed through an angiography or an ultrasound, and the treatments can be as simple as lifestyle alterations if it is caught early on. Our physicians specialize in many minimally invasive procedures to restore circulation in the lower extremities.
These problems can affect men, women and even children. Poor circulatory flow might only cause slight discomfort, but it can lead to chronic pain and even kidney failure. When you get help from our doctors, we can help you create a prevention plan that is right for you. Many times, natural remedies such as exercise and diet can help, but we can advise exactly what is right for you.
Varicose veins, or spider veins, can appear as small purple lines on your body. Whether they are causing you pain or you simply don't want to see them anymore, we can help. There are new, pain-free, technologically advanced ways to remove these veins.