Heart Conditions Treated at Washington Township Medical Foundation
At Washington Township Medical Foundation, we provide advanced care for
our patients utilizing advanced technology in our state of the art facility
located in Fremont, California. Our team of caring and highly experienced
physicians provide stellar care for patients in our community.
Conditions We Treat
Our health system provides treatment for the following cardiac conditions,
Abnormal EKG – An
electrocardiogram (EKG) is a type of test that measures the electrical activity in your heart.
If your reading comes back with irregular results, there could be a number
of explanations. In some cases, the irregularity in the reading reflects
a normal inconsistency and poses no health risk. In other cases, an abnormal
EKG can be a sign of a heart attack, a serious arrhythmia, or another
Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) – An atrial septal defect is an opening in the wall or “septum”
between the two upper heart chambers or “atria.” This is a
birth defect that occasionally goes unnoticed until adulthood. While in
many cases an ASD while close on its own, others may require surgical
Atrial Fibrillation – Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that may result
in poor blood flow.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) – The most common form of heart disease, CAD occurs when the arties
that pump blood to your heart muscle become heart and narrow due to cholesterol buildup.
Cardiac Arrhythmias – A cardiac arrhythmia is an irregularity in your heartbeat. In
some cases the heartbeat may be too fast; in others too slow; in others
Chest Pain –There can be many causes for chest pain, ranging from gastrointestinal
issues such as acid reflex / heartburn to muscular problems such as bruised
/ broken ribs or sore muscles to lung issues such as bronchitis or pneumonia
to a heart-related issues such as a heart attack.
Heart Murmur – A heart murmur is an “extra” or abnormal sound that
occurs during the heartbeat. In some cases, this murmur is harmless. In
others, it could be caused by a damaged heart valve or other issues that
require medical attention.
Hyperlipidemia – Hyperlipidemia is a common condition that occurs when a patient
has a high concentration of fat particles or “lipids” in their
bloodstream. In most cases, this simply means high cholesterol / high
Hypertension – Hypertension is another term for dangerously high blood pressure.
This means the force of the patient’s bloodstream against their
artery walls is too high. Blood pressure is typically considered high
at 140 / 90, and severely or dangerously high at 180 / 120. High blood
pressure can lead to serious health risks including heart disease and
stroke, if left untreated.
Mitral Valve Prolapse / Mitral Valve Regurgitation – The mitral valve is the valve that facilitates blood flow from
the upper and lower left chambers of the heart—the left atrium and
the left ventricle. Mitral valve prolapse occurs when this valve improperly
closes. Mitral valve regurgitation occurs when this valve does not close
tightly, resulting in a backward blood flow in the heart.
Palpitations – The sensation of your heart “skipping a beat” or racing
is known as a palpitation. There are many causes of heart palpitations,
but in most cases these events are harmless. In some cases, heart palpitations
can signify an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia, which may need treatment.
Our team at Washington Township Medical Foundation leads in the area of
outstanding community healthcare. We are committed to our patients and
to the communities we serve. Learn more about our
cardiology department and the services we provide, including advanced
electrophysiology procedures, and
interventional cardiology treatments.