According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Heart disease, in which fatty build-up in the coronary arteries restricts the blood and oxygen supply to the heart, can lead to angina, heart failure, and heart attacks. These conditions are medical emergencies.
Causes of Heart Disease
Some possible causes of heart disease include:
- Medication / Drug side effects
- Medical malpractice (misdiagnosis, etc.)
- Toxic / chemical exposure
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Tobacco use
- Family history
Symptoms of Heart Disease
The most common symptoms of heart disease include:
- Irregular hear beats
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness or weakness
The symptoms of a heart attack or other life-threatening heart conditions must be immediately recognized and treated by medical personnel. Doctors who fail to recognize the symptoms of heart disease or other serious heart disorders are putting their patients’ lives at risk and may be guilty of medical negligence. If a doctor’s negligence results in serious heart damage or fatality, the patient and/or the patient’s family, has the right to seek financial restitution through the legal system.
Types of Heart Disease
Some common types of heart disease and conditions:
Heart Disease Lawyer
If you or a loved on is suffering from a heart disease you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights.