Heartbeat Report: How to recognize the signs of heart disease

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This American Heart Month, the Cardiovascular Institute of the South is promoting early detection. 

Recognizing the signs and symptoms is a way to catch heart disease before it’s too late.

Symptoms Include:

  • Discomfort, pressure, heaviness or pain in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations (irregular heartbeats)
  • Nausea, sweating and diziness
  • Numbness, weakness and coldness in the arms and legs

Some people have mild or no symptoms at all. That’s why it’s so important to know your blood pressure and cholestrol numbers. 

If you experiene any symptoms of heart diesease, schedule a visit at the Cardiovascular Institute of the South.

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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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