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Heart and Vascular Overview

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.


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.

Coronary Stents for Artery Blockages

William Herzog, Jr., M.D., discusses what a coronary stent is and why a patient may need one.

Diagnostic 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.

Heart 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.

How 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.

Implantable Cardiac Devices

In this two-video series, Eric Schwartz, M.D., describes different types of implantable devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders.

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