Some cardiac conditions are inherited from your family genetics such as heart attacks or arrhythmias. However, there are some risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, which can lead to potential heart disease.
Heart conditions in young adults are more common than most people think. Young people tend to not perform cardiac testing because they think they still have time to do so until the symptoms are too severe. Heart disease is the number one killer in women, especially because they often misinterpret their symptoms as a stomach bug or indigestion. This is why getting a diagnosis from a top cardiologist is necessary.
Living an unhealthy lifestyle filled with fast food and bad habits like smoking are not the only things that increase your risk of heart problems. The number one cause of sudden death in young athletes is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in which the heart muscle becomes too thick. An echocardiogram can diagnose whether your heart movements are abnormal and if you are at risk for heart disease.
At New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center we have the necessary state-of-the-art diagnostic tools such as CT scan, stress test, holster monitor, and EndoPat cardiac test to determine whether you are at risk.
Dr. Steven Reisman of the Manhattan Cardiology Diagnostic Center provides diagnostics of the following conditions: