American Heart Month: Defining “Heart Disease”

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Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33/Fox 44)
Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. Since February is American Heart Month, we’re learning more about the things you need to know when it comes to your heart health and Heart Disease itself.

First of all, the term Heart Disease is actually an umbrella term doctors use to describe a number of conditions. Those include:
*Coronary artery diseas-the most common
*Arrhythmias
*Heart infections
*Congenital heart defects
*Narrowed or blocked blood vessels
*Heart attack/Stroke

Experts say where these conditions begin and what form they take varies from person to person depending on several factors:
*Lifestyle
*Age
*Family History

All month long we’ll be talking about the risk factors for Heart Disease, both the ones we can control and the ones we can’t. Plus, we’ll tell you what we can do to prevent heart disease as well as teach you some of the signs and symptoms. In the meantime, for more information, visit The Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s website.

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South was founded in 1983 by Dr. Craig Walker, who first established the company as a one-physician practice in Houma, Louisiana. Driven by a desire to serve and heal people in his community, Dr. Walker envisioned CIS as a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies in the treatment of both coronary and peripheral artery diseases.

Today, CIS continues to grow and expand to multiple locations striving to make the most advanced cardiovascular care accessible to a wide spectrum of communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. We believe that our unwavering dedication to the CIS mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care has truly been the cornerstone of this successful growth.

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