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Cardiac Disease in Scottsdale, AZ

The Scottsdale Stem Cell Treatment Center offers treatment for cardiac disease to the residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding Arizona communities.

What Is Cardiac/Heart Disease?

The range of conditions that affect the heart fall under the umbrella of heart disease, including blood vessel conditions such as congenital heart defects (abnormalities that individuals are born with), coronary artery disease, and arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems).

The terms “heart disease” and “cardiovascular disease” are often used interchangeably. When cardiovascular disease is used in diagnoses, it generally indicates conditions that involve blocked, stiffened, or narrowed blood vessels that cause angina (chest pain), stroke, or heart attack. Other heart conditions are also considered forms of heart disease, such as those that affect the rhythm, muscle, or valves of the heart. Healthy lifestyle choices can treat or prevent many types of heart disease.

Symptoms of Heart Disease in the Blood Vessels (Atherosclerotic Disease)

Cardiovascular disease occurs when stiff, blocked, or narrow blood vessels prevent the flow of blood to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. The symptoms of cardiovascular disease could differ between men and women. Men, for example, are more likely to experience chest pain, while women are more likely to experience extreme fatigue, breathlessness, and nausea.

Symptoms of cardiac disease are as follows:

  • Pain in the chest (angina)
  • Coldness, numbness, pain, or weakness in the arms or legs if the blood vessels in those areas of the body are narrowed
  • Pain in the upper abdomen, neck, throat, jaw, or back
  • Shortness of breath

Doctors may not diagnose cardiovascular disease until a person experiences angina, heart attack, heart failure or stroke. You should watch for the symptoms of cardiovascular disease and talk to your primary care physician about any concerns. Doing so may allow for early diagnosis and treatment.

Causes of Cardiovascular Disease

Although cardiovascular disease refers to different conditions of the heart or blood vessels, it is often used to indicate that the heart or blood vessels have suffered damage from atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty plaque that stiffens and thickens the artery walls. As a result, blood does not flow properly through the arteries and to the other tissues and organs in the body. Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of cardiovascular disease. Certain lifestyle choices increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, such as lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, smoking, and being overweight.

Treatment for Cardiac Diseases

Research teams around the world have been exploring the regenerative and anti-inflammatory characteristics of adult stem cells in mitigating cardiac ischemia. At Scottsdale Stem Cell Treatment Center, our medical team is investigating the effects of SVF on myocardium damage. SVF is rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth aspects. We use the protocol created by our interventional cardiologist, which includes intravenous deployment, to provide individuals with a cellular surgical procedure under local anesthesia. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about three hours.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of cardiac disease, please contact us at Scottsdale Stem Cell to find out whether STV or another form of stem cell treatment is right for you and your unique condition.

Written by Scottsdale Stem Cell Center