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Heart and Vascular

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Howard County General Hospital provides a wide range of services for people with heart and vascular disease: from vascular surgery to the educational programs in our Wellness Center to our Cardiac and Vascular Diagnostic Programs to our treatment and rehabilitation services.


Dr. HerzogCoronary Stents for Artery Blockages
William Herzog, Jr., M.D., discusses what a coronary stent is and why a patient may need one.
Cardiac TestingDiagnostic Testing for Heart Disease
Cardiologist, Alexander Chudnovsky, M.D., describes the  types of diagnostic tests performed to evaluate patients for heart disease, including ECG, echo, cardiac stress tests, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, cardiac cat scans and MRI.
SilvermanHeart Attack Symptoms and Prevention
Cardiologist, Michael E. Silverman, M.D., describes the symptoms of a heart attack, who is most at risk, and what you can do to keep your heart healthy.
 
Heart HealthHow to Maintain Your Heart Health
Cardiologist, Adrian Le Preston, M.D., explains the risk factors for coronary heart disease and suggests lifestyle changes you can make to improve your heart health.
Eric SchwartzImplantable Cardiac Devices
In this two-video series, Eric Schwartz, M.D., describes different types of implantable devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders.
Call 911Why call 9-1-1 if you experience heart attack symptoms?
Physicians from Cardiology Specialists of Central Maryland explain why it is vital to call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing heart attack symptoms and how the PAAMI program saves lives.

 

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