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Cardiology services offered in Bronx, NY

Someone in America dies every 30 seconds due to heart disease but cardiology care could prevent many of those deaths. At Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., a leading multispecialty medical practice  in the Bronx, New York, Nirmala Tummalapenta, MD, and the team of experts offer the best in cardiology care for adults. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule today. 

Cardiology Q & A

What is cardiology?

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the cardiovascular system, including your heart and blood vessels. Cardiology providers evaluate, diagnose, and treat a broad range of heart and vascular problems, such as: 

  • Hypertension, also called high blood pressure
  • Heart arrhythmias: Abnormal heartbeat, such as atrial fibrillation
  • Atherosclerosis: Fatty plaque buildup in artery walls 
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD): Blood flow to the heart restricted by atherosclerosis
  • Heart attack: Sudden coronary artery blockage
  • Congenital heart disease: Inherited heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure: Weak and inefficient heart pumping
  • Pericarditis: Irritation and swelling of the sac around the heart

The earlier your heart and vascular problems are diagnosed, the better, so reach out to Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C. if you have any cardiovascular symptoms. 

What symptoms indicate I may need cardiology care?

These are among the symptoms that could point to a cardiovascular issue:

  • Chest pain
  • Chest heaviness or pressure
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fast, slow, or fluttery heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Growing tired very quickly
  • Swelling in the abdomen, feet, ankles, or legs

Cardiovascular disease often causes no symptoms until its late stages, so many people who experience a heart attack didn’t even know they had a heart problem. 

Maintaining good health and scheduling annual physicals can help you prevent a cardiovascular crisis later. 

How does cardiology treatment work?

You may need a variety of tests such as electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or a Holter monitor to find the reason for your heart issues and rule out other conditions. 

After diagnosis, your cardiology provider recommends a treatment plan that prevents your disease from progressing or corrects the problem. 

Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., has the most up-to-date equipment and lab on site, allowing your specialist to diagnose and treat your cardiovascular issues conveniently and comfortably.

Options range from lifestyle changes — like eating a heart-healthy diet, exercising more, and losing weight — to oral medications and surgical procedures. 

Cardiovascular disease can also cause complications elsewhere in the body that requires treatment. For example, more than 40% of people with CAD develop peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the legs and feet. 

The practice has a broad range of specialists on site, so if you need help with an issue like PAD, you can see a podiatrist in the same building. 

Call Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., or book an appointment online today.