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June 07, 2018
Category: Cardiology

What your cardiologist in DeSoto and Mansfield wants you to knowcardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is commonly used both as a diagnostic tool and to treat cardiovascular diseases and conditions. The procedure allows your cardiologist to see and gain access to structures within your heart, making treatment easier and quicker, producing a better outcome. Dr. Manish Patel at Precision Cardiac & Vascular Care in DeSoto and Mansfield, TX, offers cardiac catheterization and can tell you how it can help you.

During the catheterization procedure, a long, ultra-thin tube, the catheter, is placed in a vein or artery in your arm, neck, or groin. The catheter is then guided up through your blood vessels and into your heart. Typically you will be given medications to help you relax, but you will be awake for the procedure. This allows for faster recovery, less downtime, and a low risk of problems.

Cardiac catheterization lets your cardiologist:

  • Check how efficiently your heart is pumping blood
  • Diagnose any congenital or structural heart defects
  • Take samples of abnormal tissue for later biopsy
  • Find any blockages in your arteries or blood vessels
  • Measure oxygen and pressure in your heart

In addition to diagnosis, cardiac catheterization plays a vital role in treating heart disease with the following procedures:

  • Angioplasty, to help widen arteries that are narrowed due to disease
  • Stent placement, to help keep a blocked artery open
  • Closing holes and other structural defects in your heart
  • Repairing or replacing compromised or leaking heart valves
  • Balloon valvuloplasty, using a balloon to widen narrowed valves
  • Ablation, to treat abnormalities in heart rhythm

For more detailed information about cardiac catheterization, please visit the Cardiac Catheterization page in the Patient Education section on the Precision Cardiac & Vascular Care website at

Cardiac catheterization is a vital tool in diagnosing and treating heart disease. To find out more about how cardiac catheterization can help you, call Dr. Patel at Precision Cardiac & Vascular Care in DeSoto and Mansfield, TX, at (214) 884-7525. Call today!

April 27, 2018
Category: Cardiology
Tags: Vascular Care  

Have a vascular problem? If so, it's important to see a vascular doctor. There's no need to suffer in silence; there are many treatments and vascular caretherapies for vascular conditions. Precision Cardiac and Vascular Care, which has offices in Mansfield, TX, and DeSoto, TX, provides treatments for cardiac and vascular diseases.

Overview of Vascular Care

The circulatory system or vascular  system,  is made up of the vessels that carry blood through the body. The veins and arteries carry blood throughout the body and deliver nutrients and oxygen to the body tissues. Vascular care involves the diagnosis and treatment of all problems involving the circulatory system outside of the heart. Vascular care is important because blood must properly flow to your other organs and limbs of your body to keep you healthy. 

Vascular Conditions

Vascular diseases affect the arteries and veins in the body. Any condition that affects the circulatory system is considered a vascular disease. The most common types of vascular conditions include Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Atherosclerosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Varicose Veins, Vascular Infections, Aneurysm and Pulmonary Embolism. 

Vascular Disease Treatments

There are a number of ways that your doctor can take care of your vascular health. Treatments for vascular conditions include lifestyle changes, exercise, proper nutrition, and medication. Vascular diseases are also treated with non-surgical and surgical procedures. Vascular specialists provide treatments of every kind of vascular condition except those of the heart and brain. When surgery is needed, vascular doctors are trained in all types of interventions. They are qualified to provide the most appropriate treatment to each patient. 

Benefits of Vascular Care

When your circulatory system is at its healthiest, you feel full of energy, vibrant and free from pain in your limbs. Vascular care can prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients with cardiovascular problems. Vascular care is also important if you are concerned with the appearance of varicose veins. 

A healthy vascular system is important to your overall health. If you need vascular care treatment, call Precision Cardiac and Vascular Care at (214) 884-7525 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Manish Patel or Dr. Sainath Gaddam in Mansfield and DeSoto, TX. We offer state-of-the-art treatments for every kind of vascular problem!Coming soon.

January 22, 2018
Category: Cardiology
Tags: Cardiologist  

The CDC estimates that approximately 84 million Americans have cardiovascular disease and 735,000 Americans experience a heart cardiologistattack each year. It's one of the top health concerns in the country, which is why it's important to have a cardiologist you can trust. Precision Cardiac and Vascular Care has a team of heart doctors at their offices in Mansfield and DeSoto, TX. Learn more about what a cardiologist can do to keep you and your heart in good health.

About Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease
The heart is the organ in your body that allows much needed nutrients and oxygen to flow to the rest of, your body, so it's very important that the heart stays healthy. Cardiology is the field of medicine that deals with heart and vascular (blood vessel) health. Cardiologists are the doctors who help prevent, manage, diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks, murmurs, and high blood pressure.

What Does a Cardiologist Do?
The initial goal for a cardiologist is to prevent heart conditions from developing. Preventive steps include monitoring your blood pressure, checking EKG readings, and checking blood work for changes in your cholesterol levels. A cardiologist will also suggest dietary changes to help you get to a healthy weight. If there is a pre-existing heart condition, your cardiologist will provide necessary treatments and recommend surgery if needed. Your Mansfield or DeSoto, TX heart doctor may also prescribe you medication to help you manage your blood pressure and other medical conditions that affect your cardiovascular health. 

Choosing a Cardiologist
Your cardiologist should be someone you trust and feel relaxed with. You need to feel comfortable enough to tell your cardiologist what's going on with your diet, stress levels, and lifestyle so that the right treatments can be prescribed. Also, choose a heart doctor who you can see on short notice (same day appointments are available at Precision Cardiac and Vascular Care) and who will communicate seamlessly with your primary care doctor. 

Schedule a Consultation
A cardiologist at Precision Cardiac and Vascular Care in Mansfield and DeSoto, TX can work with you to keep your heart and vascular system in good health. Call (214) 884-7525 today to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Manish Patel or Dr. Sainath Gaddam.

November 29, 2017
Category: Cardiology
Tags: Pacemaker  

If your doctor recommends a pacemaker, your first reaction may be to panic. However, this common and safe procedure can help your pacemakerheart function properly and increase your quality of life. But what is a pacemaker? When does a pacemaker become necessary? Find out more about pacemakers with Dr. Manish Patel at Precision Cardiac & Vascular Care in Desoto and Mansfield, TX.

What is a pacemaker?
A pacemaker is a device placed into the chest to help regulate the heart’s rhythm. A problem with the heart’s rhythm is called an arrhythmia and can cause the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia). Arrhythmias can also cause the heart to beat irregularly. The pacemaker uses an electric pulse to trigger the heart to beat normally. This is important because, in addition to affecting the heart’s rhythm, an arrhythmia can cause the heart to pump too little blood to the rest of the body.

Do I need a pacemaker?
When an arrhythmia causes the heart to malfunction, sending less blood out to the rest of the body, it can cause some alarming symptoms. Fainting, shortness of breath, and fatigue are often indicative of arrhythmias. In severe situations, arrhythmias can cause loss of consciousness or even death. A pacemaker which prompts the heart back into rhythm can relieve symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath and prevent them from occurring at all. This allows patients to get back to their daily life and activities without becoming overly tired or unable to breathe.

Pacemakers in Desoto and Mansfield
You may need a pacemaker if you have damage to the heart, such as from a heart attack or heart condition, are older in age, have had certain medical procedures, you exhibit symptoms of tachycardia, or have certain underlying conditions. However, your doctor is your best source of information on this procedure. Additionally, your doctor can help you determine if this is the best treatment for your situation.

For more information on pacemakers, please contact Dr. Patel at Precision Cardiac & Vascular Care in Desoto and Mansfield, TX. Call (214) 884-7525 to schedule your appointment for a consultation with Dr. Patel at either location today!

September 26, 2017
Category: Cardiology
Tags: Heart Disease  

What your cardiologist in DeSoto and Mansfield wants you to knowheart disease

The term “heart disease” can cover a wide range of heart conditions resulting from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other chronic issues. Some types of heart diseases are also due to genetic factors or structural defects in the heart. Dr. Manish Patel at Precision Cardiac & Vascular Care wants to share his knowledge of common heart diseases. He has two convenient office locations in DeSoto and Mansfield, TX to serve your needs.

Coronary artery disease, also known as CAD, is a common heart disease caused by a buildup of bad cholesterol, or LDL. The cholesterol forms a plaque which narrows your arteries. A heart attack can happen when a piece of the plaque breaks off and blocks off an artery. The decreased blood flow stops oxygen from getting to your heart, causing damage to the heart muscle and tissues.

Congestive heart failure, also known as CHF, is another common type of heart disease which occurs from a weakened heart having difficulty pumping out blood. Your heart can become weakened from a variety of issues including valve problems, infections, and other conditions. With CHF you may have a low volume of blood pumping to your organs, or you may have blood backing up causing congestion, or a combination of both.

Valvular heart disease involves problems with one or more of the four valves in your heart. You can acquire valve problems from birth, or from an infection. There are many types of valvular heart disease including mitral valve prolapse, aortic valve stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation, among others.

You can acquire heart disease from a variety of infections which attack the heart muscle and tissue. Viruses and tuberculosis are known to cause heart damage. The pericardium, which is the protective sac around the heart, can become inflamed, causing pericarditis. The heart valves can also be affected, causing endocarditis.

These are just a few common heart diseases, each of which can produce different signs and symptoms, some of them life-threatening. You should seek medical care immediately if you experience:

  • Chest pain that doesn’t go away
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fluttering, racing or slow heartbeat
  • Fainting

You should seek out the help of Dr. Patel if you notice these additional symptoms:

  • Fatigue or nausea
  • Swelling in your legs and ankles
  • Pain, numbness or weakness in your extremities

Don’t ignore the symptoms of heart disease. Instead, call Dr. Patel at Precision Cardiac & Vascular Care, with offices in DeSoto and Mansfield, TX. Call today, it may save your life!

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