Cardiovascular Group and Northside Hospital are pleased to announce the signing of a Practice Services Agreement, signifying a major leap forward in cardiovascular patient care and clinical leadership in the Atlanta region.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common health problem that occurs when the blood flows through the arteries with too much force. This can cause damage to the arteries and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems.
There are several factors that can increase the risk of high blood pressure, including:
If you have high blood pressure, it is important to manage it to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. Here are some things you can do to help lower your blood pressure:
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common health problem that can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. It is important to manage high blood pressure to reduce the risk of these and other health problems.
To help lower blood pressure, it is essential to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, reduce stress, limit alcohol consumption, get treated for sleep apnea, and consider blood pressure-lowering medications if necessary. By making these lifestyle changes, you can not only lower your blood pressure, but improve your overall health.
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Invasive therapies may also be used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm, such as electrical cardioversion which sends electrical impulses through your chest wall and allows normal heart rhythm to restart, or catheter ablation which disconnects the pathway of the abnormal rhythm. If your doctor determines that electrical devices are the best course of action, you may be given a permanent pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), or biventricular (B-V) pacemakers and defibrillators.
CVG offers a variety of services that can check and treat causes of fainting. At CVG, we perform stress tests that will observe blood flow and test for Atrial Fibrillation. There are three types of stress tests that we perform:
A treadmill test is a test in which you will walk on a treadmill that gets faster and steeper every 3 minutes. This will stress your heart so that our nurse or doctor can determine your EKG and blood pressure.
An echo test is performed before and after your treadmill test to determine how well your heart pumps blood.
A nuclear stress test is a treadmill test that is prefaced by an injection of medicine that shows the flow of blood to your heart.
We also offer cardiac catheterization, in which a catheter is inserted into the heart in order to take pictures and conduct tests. This procedure allows doctors to gain more information about your condition and suggest treatment options if the fainting episode is due to heart conditions.
If these tests determine a problem, we offer treatment solutions to fix several conditions. Learn more about our services here, or schedule an appointment to talk to our doctors.