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What is Heart Failure and What to Expect After a Diagnosis Nov 27th, 2018

The diagnosis of heart failure might sound more pessimistic than it actually is. It does not mean that your heart has failed and cannot be fixed. It just means that it is not functioning correctly and that you should keep an eye on it.  What is heart failure?  Heart failure...

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)? Oct 7th, 2018

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) usually means fatty deposits in the arteries of the legs. This is a progressive condition that, when left untreated can cause severe leg pain and cramping, especially when walking. It causes tiredness in the legs and can therefore reduce mobility. It is commonly seen in patients...

What is Cardiomyopathy? Sep 26th, 2018

Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that affect the heart muscle. Early on there may be few or no symptoms. Some people may have shortness of breath, feel tired, or have swelling of the legs due to heart failure. An irregular heart beat may occur as well as fainting. Those...

Critical Limb Ischemia Sep 16th, 2018

Critical Limb Ischemia. A condition caused by an obstruction in the arteries which reduces blood flow and causes severe pain and ulcers. This condition needs to be urgently treated or it may progress into gangrene and potential loss of limb through amputation. Coastal Heart Medical Group prides itself in being...