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Heart Disease Management

Heart disease is a very broad term used to describe a variety of conditions that affect the heart. Heart disease includes coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart infections, and congenital heart defects. Although heart disease is also referred to as cardiovascular disease, the latter consists of conditions specifically involving narrowed or blocked blood vessels, both of which can lead to heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Since heart disease is an umbrella term for a group of conditions, symptoms vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Chest pains, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, and tingling or numbness in the arms or legs are all typical symptoms. Heart disease comes in many forms; therefore, there are a variety of treatment methods available and each is unique to the patient’s needs. Medication, surgery, medical equipment, as well as diet and lifestyle changes are all used to help manage symptoms and control the progression of the disease. AT Home Care’s team is comprised of registered nurses, home health aides, therapists, social workers and dieticians. The ultimate goal of the team is to work with patients and their families to devise a comprehensive plan for controlling symptoms, maintaining independence and supporting a good quality of life. AT Home Care understands the many challenges associated with heart disease management. This is why we provide full service in home medical care with emphasis on comfort, precision and professionalism. The AT Home Care team has the necessary training, education, and experience to successfully treat patients living with even the most complex forms of heart disease. We will work together to determine the best course of treatment that enables the patient to live a comfortable and independent lifestyle. Heart Disease Statistics:
  • Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for both men and women
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease
  • Almost 50% of Americans have 1 of 3 major risk factors (smoking, high blood pressure or high cholesterol)

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