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Heart Diseases and Conditions Treated at Baylor Scott & White Cottonwood Cardiology

​Heart disease is the number one cause of death in this country. But it is also one of the most preventable. The choices you make every day – what to eat, how you respond to stress, whether or not you exercise – affect how much you’re at risk. Click on a condition below to learn more.

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Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart rate (pulse) or heart rhythm, such as beating too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly.

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Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies.

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Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease refers to a problem with the heart’s structure and function due to abnormal heart development before birth. Congenital means present at birth.

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High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.

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Stroke

A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack.”

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On-site Testing and Imaging

BSW Cottonwood Cardiology is pleased to offer our patients the convenience of on-site testing and imaging services.


Resources

For patients seeking more information regarding a condition or treatment, we recommend the following online resources.