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Pulmonary Embolism - Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center

Pulmonary Embolism : A clot that forms in one part of the body and travels in the bloodstream to another part of the body is called an embolus. A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.


Blood clots can form for a variety of reasons. Pulmonary embolisms are most often caused by Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots form in veins deep in the body. The blood clots that most often cause pulmonary embolisms typically begin in the legs or arms.

Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism:

Pulmonary embolism symptoms can vary greatly, depending on how much of your lung is involved, the size of the clots and your overall health — especially the presence or absence of underlying lung disease or heart disease.
CoughChest painShortness of breathOther Signs and Symptoms Include:
FeverExcessive sweatingClammy or discolored skinRapid or irregular heartbeatLightheadedness…
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) becomes abnormally thick (hypertrophied). The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is very common and can affect people of any age. About one out of every 500 people has HCM. It affects men and women equally.
Other Names for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
·Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy ·Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ·Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy ·Hypertrophic Non-obstructive Cardiomyopathy ·Idiopathic Hypertrophic Sub-aortic Stenosis (IHSS)
Causes of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy:
HCM is a genetic condition caused by a change or mutation in one or more genes and is passed on through families. Each child of someone with HCM has a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the condition. HCM is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in young people, including young athletes. HCM also can affect the heart's mitral valve, causing blood …

Cardiac MRI and Coronary CTA - Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center

Cardiac MRI & Coronary CTA :-
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe, noninvasive test provides detailed pictures of organs and tissues. MRI uses radio waves, magnets, and a computer to create pictures of your organs and tissues. MRI doesn't use ionizing radiation or carry any risk of causing cancer.
Cardiac MRI Scan report provides both structure and moving pictures of the heart and major blood vessels. Doctors use cardiac MRI to get images of the beating heart and to look at its structure and function. These pictures can help them decide the best way to treat patients who have heart problems.

Cardiac MRI is a common test. It's used to diagnose and assess many diseases and conditions, including: ·Coronary heart disease ·Damage caused by a heart attack ·Heart failure ·Heart valve problems ·Congenital heart defects ·Cardiac tumors
Cardiac MRI can help explain results from other tests, such as X-rays and computed tomography scans also called CT scans. Doctors sometimes use ca…

Coronary Angiogram Services in Houston

Coronary Angiogram :-  A coronary angiogram is a system in which X-beam imaging looks inside your heart's blood vessels. Coronary angiograms are one of a few methods known as Cardiac Catheterization. Catheterization characterizes any strategy where a long, thin, Flexible Plastic Tube (catheter) is embedded into one's body. Heart Catheter techniques can help with diagnosing and treating heart and blood vessel conditions. A coronary angiogram which may analyze heart conditions—is the most widely recognized sort of heart catheter methodology.

Coronary angiograms are prescribed by a specialist if an individual if encountering any of the accompanying side effects:
Heart disappointmentNew or expanding mid-section painA heart valve issue that requires surgeryOther blood vessel issues or a mid-section damageSymptoms of coronary vein disease, for example, mid-section painPain in the mid-section, jaw, neck or arm that can't be clarified by different testsCongenital Heart Disease or …

Best Cardiologists in Houston - Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center

Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center :-
Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center reputed Heart Clinic in Houston provides the highest standard of excellence in Cardiovascular Care while exemplifying our ideals of customized patient care. Our goal is that of achieving superior patient satisfaction in every aspect of services given. We perceive our organization as a team of cardiology doctors in Houston working towards one common goal, that of our patients’ good health and well being. To that end, we pledge our services.
Dr. Annie Varughese Cardiology Doctor in Houston attended the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia and subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine as well as Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Dr. Annie Varughese Houston Cardiologist pursued further training in Interventional Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine and now has been in private practice in the Northwest Ho…

Angina (Chest Pain) - Advanced Cardio Vascular Care Center

Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused when your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. The discomfort also can occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion. But, angina is not a disease. It is a symptom of an underlying heart problem, usually coronary heart disease (CHD). This usually happens because one or more of the coronary arteries is narrowed or blocked, also called ischemia.
Types of Angina: There are many types of angina, including microvascular angina, stable angina, unstable angina and variant angina.
Causes of Angina: Angina is usually caused by coronary heart disease. When the arteries that supply your heart muscle with blood and oxygen become narrowed, the blood supply to your heart muscle is restricted. This can cause the symptoms of angina.
Stable Angina – where angina attacks are brought on by an obvious trigger (such as exercise) and improve with me…

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - AdvancedCardioVascularCareCenter

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm :-
An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. The aorta, about the thickness of a garden hose, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen. Because the aorta is the body's main supplier of blood, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. Depending on the size and rate at which your abdominal aortic aneurysm is growing, treatment may vary from watchful waiting to emergency surgery. Once an abdominal aortic aneurysm is found, doctors will closely monitor it so that surgery can be planned if it's necessary. Emergency surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can be risky. Causes of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA):-
The exact cause of the condition is unknown. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. This…