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Westside Regional Medical Center remains dedicated to attracting physicians and specialists with extensive experience and knowledge. One of our cardiac care specialists, Dr. David Kenigsberg, first began working in the cardiac lab in 2007. Since that time, he’s found that the hospital is committed to turning the lab into the area’s leading authority on cardiac care.
Watch this video to hear Dr. Kenigsberg discuss how the cardiac lab continually improves itself by acquiring the latest technology and techniques to enable the best possible outcome for patients with complex arrhythmias. He also explains how the entire team at the cardiac lab works closely together for the betterment of each patient.
For unparalleled patient care, turn to the trusted experts at Westside Regional Medical Center. Residents of the Plantation, FL area can contact us at (954) 302-7112 with any questions they may have about our women’s services, orthopedic care, or cardiac care.
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The coronary arteries are responsible for bringing blood, nutrients, and oxygen to your heart. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a common type of heart disease in which the coronary arteries become damaged and narrowed. If you have CAD, you are at an increased risk of ending up in the ER because of chest pain or a heart attack. Talk to your physician about your risk factors and how you can prevent this common disease.
Signs and Symptoms
It’s quite common to have CAD without experiencing symptoms of it – an important reason to be proactive about your heart health. When symptoms do arise, they may include unusual shortness of breath or excessive fatigue with physical activity. This is because the heart has trouble pumping a sufficient volume of blood. Many people with CAD develop angina, or chest pain. The chest pain often appears upon experiencing emotional or physical stress. Unfortunately, some people are unaware that they have CAD until they experience symptoms of a heart attack.
Causes and Risk Factors
CAD is frequently caused by atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries, reducing blood flow. Certain people are at an increased risk of developing CAD, including those who smoke and those with blood vessel inflammation. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and high blood sugar can also increase the risk of CAD.
Prevention and Treatment Options
You can reduce your risk of CAD by leading a healthy lifestyle. Exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, and follow a diet rich in vegetables and fruit, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It’s critical to quit smoking, if applicable. These lifestyle changes can also help those who already have CAD. Additional treatment options can include medications and surgical procedures, such as angioplasty and stent placement.
Patients of the Cardiovascular Program at Westside Regional Medical Center are fully supported by an expert team of specialists, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, and extensive rehabilitation services. Our hospital in Plantation, FL also offers exceptional women’s services, orthopedic care, stroke care, and ER services. If you would like more information about our medical center, call (954) 302-7112.
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Aneurysms are bulges in the walls of arteries that can lead to artery ruptures or splits in artery walls called dissections. Aneurysms can occur anywhere, but are most common in the aorta and in the arteries at the base of the brain. Symptoms of aneurysms vary depending on where they are located. For instance, an aortic aneurysm may trigger nausea and chest pain, while a cerebral aneurysm may lead to headaches and vision problems. Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, FL explains the facts you need to know in this infographic. Our ER is here to intervene if you experience symptoms. Aneurysms are always serious, so make sure your family and friends know the signs by sharing this info with them.
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Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Fortunately, many heart problems are preventable with a healthy lifestyle. The best way you can improve your heart health is to quit smoking, if applicable, or never start smoking. Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day doubles the risk of a heart attack. It’s also important to get plenty of aerobic exercise every week to maintain a healthy weight and stable blood pressure levels. Try for at least 150 minutes of activity every week.
For more helpful tips on safeguarding your heart health, watch this video. This fitness expert offers some recommendations on starting a fitness routine. He also explains the basics of a heart-healthy diet plan.
Westside Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive cardiovascular services, stroke care, chest pain care, and women’s services to residents of the Plantation, FL area. You can get a referral to one of our physicians by calling our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (954) 302-7112.
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An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury occurs when this ligament suffers a partial or complete tear. This causes the destabilization of the knee joint. Your orthopedic doctor will ask you about your symptoms and recommend imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis. When you first suffer the injury, you’re likely to hear a popping sound from the knee joint. Some people may be able to walk following an ACL injury, while others cannot place any weight on the affected leg. If you do try to place weight on the leg, the leg may buckle or give out.
With an ACL injury, the pain typically affects the back and the outside of the knee. Within a few hours of the injury, you may notice swelling in the area. Sometimes, swelling can indicate bleeding in the knee joint. It can also interfere with your mobility.
At the Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Westside Regional Medical Center, you’ll have access to a team of orthopedic doctors, nurses, and other specialists who can help you get back on your feet. If you have any questions about orthopedic care in our Plantation, FL hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (954) 302-7112.