Heart Disease Doctors 11218

Heart problems need to be treated quickly to get the best benefits and possibly to extend life. Without the right diagnosis and treatment, the quality of life may be considerably less desirable than it needs to be. Going to heart disease doctors 11218 soon after the symptoms appear can help you find some solutions.

About Heart Disease

Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, refers to several conditions that affect the heart. This group of diseases includes:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Blood vessel diseases
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias)
  • Heart valve problems
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Congenital heart defects
  • And more

Heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death in the United States. Every one in four deaths occurs because of some result of heart disease.

Symptoms

There are several symptoms to look for when heart disease is present. The symptoms will vary depending on which heart problem is present. Some that may occur include:

  • Arrhythmia – racing or slow heartbeat, chest pain, lightheadedness, shortness of breath.
  • Heart valve problems – irregular heartbeat, fatigue, shortness of breath, swollen ankles or feet.
  • Heart defects – getting tired easily, swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet, getting short of breath during activity.

Diagnosis

The heart disease doctors 11218 need to be able to get results back fast from any tests given. Lab tests can reveal many things, especially when they can test for many things simultaneously. Dr. Malik has a comprehensive lab in his Brooklyn office that can provide fast results, helping him to be able to provide faster treatment.

He also has high-tech testing equipment in the office. He can provide you with diagnostic testing for your heart problems that may include an electrocardiogram (EKG), an echocardiogram, Holter monitor, ultrasound, CT scan, nuclear stress tests, and more.

Heart Disease Treatment

The treatment given will depend on the exact type of heart disease that you have. After a careful diagnosis, treatment will be given to match the problem. In some cases, lifestyle changes may be all that is necessary. Medications are often given with many heart problems, such as blood thinners. Other options, including angioplasty and surgery, may also be needed in some cases. Depending on the stage of the disease, some patients can live active lives for years after receiving treatment.

About Dr. Malik

When you want to be sure to get the right treatment, you need to find someone who has had a lot of experience treating heart patients. Dr. Malik is a cardiologist (heart specialist) that has been practicing for more than 24 years. He has successfully diagnosed and treated many patients over the years. He has also taught many young doctors in several hospitals in the fields of Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

When you need to see heart disease doctors 11218, Dr. Abdul Malik can help you. He has two offices in Brooklyn, NY, and he is known as a patient and caring doctor that takes time with his patients to help them understand heart problem, options, and treatment. Call today to set up a consultation or to learn more.

 

Health Disease Doctors 11218

446 McDonald Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Kensington: 718.972-4200