Heart disease is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States. James A. Roberts, MD, offers quality, knowledgeable heart care for the Treasure Coast area, from his office Family Medical Practice of the Treasure Coast, PA, located in Fort Pierce, Florida. He has over 40 years of experience in preventing, diagnosing, and treating all forms of heart disease. For a consultation regarding your heart health, call or schedule an appointment online.
Heart disease refers to any health condition that affects the heart and circulatory system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 1 in 4 American deaths each year is due to heart disease.
Heart disease includes conditions that affect the function, blood vessels, structure, and electrical rhythm of the heart.
Forms of heart diseases include:
Having heart disease significantly increases your risk of having a stroke, blood clots, and some chronic diseases, like kidney disease.
You may be at high risk of having heart disease if you:
If you have risk factors for heart disease, even if you don’t have any signs or symptoms, it is essential that you have a regular annual physical to protect your long-term health. If you have symptoms of heart disease, it is vital that you get an expert evaluation as soon as possible.
Each form of heart disease has specific symptoms that may indicate you are at high risk for complications, including:
If you notice these symptoms, Dr. Roberts needs to do a physical assessment and diagnostic testing to rule out heart disease.
For an expert evaluation of your heart health, call or schedule an appointment with Family Medical Practice of the Treasure Coast, PA.