Cardiovascular Disease: To Stent or Not to Stent
January 11, 2016•11 min
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 71 million Americans — one in five people — have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, congenital cardiovascular defects and congestive heart failure.It is very important to take care of yourself if you've been diagnosed with any type of heart disease. Even though you may have heart disease, you can help control it, reduce your risk of suffering a heart attack and improve your chances of living a long life.Temecula Valley Hospital, in collaboration with the University of California San Diego Health, help provide cardiothoracic surgery services to residents of the greater Temecula Valley region. Through the experience of cardiothoracic surgeons from UC San Diego, the hospital can provide advanced cardiac and interventional procedures closer to home.Andrew Ho, MD, Chief of Staff-Elect of the Medical Staff, and Medical Director for Cardiology & Cath Lab at Temecula Valley Hospital, is here to explain when stents are needed and the advantages they provide for the treatment of Cardiovascular disease.