Have you suffered a Heart Attack or Stroke and need to consult with a personal injury attorney? Call the law firm of Andres & Berger to schedule a free initial consultation. We have the experience handling serious injury cases.
Heart attack and Stroke are both cardiovascular diseases, which are the nation’s leading killers for both men and women and among all racial and ethnic groups. More than 60 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease and more than 2,600 people die each day as a result. This amounts to the death of one American every 33 seconds. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, obesity and diabetes. Physicians can make errors in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease that deprives patients of the opportunity for prevention and/or cure. A heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when there is insufficient blood flow to the heart that causes infarction (death) of myocardial muscle cells. Angina also results from insufficient blood flow to the heart but without actual infarction of tissue. The development of angina or an increase in anginal symptoms often precedes and foreshadows an actual heart attack. Careful history taking and physical examination combined with diagnostic tests of varying complexity can allow physicians to diagnose cardiac disease and to begin treatment that can lessen or avert heart attacks. Such tests include the electrocardiogram (EKG), stress testing, cardiac imaging studies and angiography.
A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when there is either insufficient blood flow to the brain (an occlusive or ischemic strokes) or hemorrhage in the brain (a hemorrhagic stroke) that causes the death of brain cells. A Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) results from insufficient blood flow to the brain that causes transient neurological deficits but does not cause without actual infarction of tissue. The development of temporary neurological symptoms may precede and foreshadow an ischemic stroke. Hemorrhagic strokes are often associated with high blood pressure, and diagnosis and treatment of the high blood pressure can help prevent them. Careful history taking and physical examination combined with diagnostic tests of varying complexity can allow physicians to diagnose cardiac disease and to begin treatment that can lessen or avert strokes. Such tests include the CT Scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positive emission tomography scan (PET Scan), and angiography.
Diagnosis and treatment of risk factors for cardiovascular disease helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Immediate treatment within hours of a heart attack or stroke is necessary to minimize the damage. While not all heart attacks and strokes are preventable or treatable, many are. For more information on cardiovascular disease, click on any of the links on our Medical Malpractice links on our resource links page.
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