Conditions my patients present with include narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or heart failure. Other heart problems in my patients are infections and conditions that affect the heart's muscle, valves, or beating rhythm which are also considered forms of heart disease. Some heart disease symptoms may be caused by heart defects that are congenital in nature-defects people are born with.
Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., is the chief of cardiovascular medicine and acting chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Mukherjee is fellowship trained in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
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