Coronary Artery Disease After Care in Westmoreland County, PA
Trust Matthew W. Levin, MD as an Important Member of Your Care Team
After diagnosis, it is important to establish coronary artery disease after care in Westmoreland County, PA. Matthew W. Levin, MD has years of experience working alongside cardiologists to provide the best follow up care. If not properly cared for, coronary artery disease will weaken the heart muscle over time. This can lead to heart failure.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Levin by calling (724) 216-9300. Dr. Levin coordinates his care efforts with your cardiologist. It is important to have a primary care physician that can see you on a regular basis. If any of Dr. Levin’s current patients need to reach him outside of normal office hours, call (412) 394-4024.
Risk Factors Of Developing Coronary Artery Disease
You develop coronary artery disease when plaque accumulates on the walls of the arteries that carry blood to the heart. Plaque is created from cholesterol and other materials bogged down in the arteries. Factors that contribute to buildup of plaque are:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- High Lipoprotein
- Lack Of Regular Exercise
- Poor Diet
- Family History
For many people, the first clue that they have CAD is a heart attack. Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, weakness, pain in arms or shoulders, light-headedness, nausea, cold sweat and shortness of breath. If you believe you are having a heart attack, go straight to the emergency room.