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Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc

Internists & Medical Aesthetics Specialists located in Chico, CA

This year, more than half a million Americans will die from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for men and women alike. Assessing your risk is the first step to improving your cardiovascular health and leading a long, fulfilling life. Dr. David Alonso and the skilled practitioners at Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc Chico, California are adept at identifying, treating, and managing heart disease. Start improving your heart health today by calling or booking an appointment online.

Heart Disease

Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is an umbrella term for numerous conditions that degrade this vital organ’s blood vessels, valves, and muscle. Also called cardiovascular disease, it's the chief cause of heart attack and stroke.

What causes heart disease?

There are three major causes of heart disease:

  • Congenital disabilities or other genetic issues
  • Lifestyle factors like unhealthy diet, obesity, and smoking
  • Bacterial or viral infections

What are the symptoms of heart disease?

The conditions contributing to heart disease display a wide range of symptoms, although some conditions show no symptoms at all. That’s why it’s so important to get regular exams.

Am I at risk for heart disease?

Age, gender, family history, and personal habits all contribute to your risk. Chronic diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension significantly increase your chances of developing heart disease.

Also, if you're sedentary, overweight, smoke, or lead a stressful lifestyle, you are more likely to develop cardiovascular problems.

How is heart disease diagnosed?

When you meet with Dr. Alonso or another skilled practitioner at his office, they'll perform a physical exam, review your medical history, and assess any symptoms. Depending on your presentation, he’ll recommend testing that could include:

  • Blood work
  • Chest X-rays
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring

If necessary, you’ll be referred to a hospital for additional tests like MRIs and CT scans.

What are treatment options for heart disease?

Working with a heart specialist, Dr. Alonso and his team create a personalized treatment plan that could include medications, along with a diet and exercise program.

If surgery or other medical procedures are necessary, they will partner with a highly qualified surgeon and help manage your treatment and recovery.

A healthy heart is the key to a long and fulfilling life. Dr. Alonso and his team of highly qualified practitioners can help keep your heart beating strong for many years to come. Call or schedule an appointment online today for a heart disease screening and evaluation.

*Individual results may vary.