Heart and Vascular

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a general term for a group of conditions that affect the heart. Arrhythmia, heart failure, heart attack and coronary heart disease are all considered types of heart disease. Together, these conditions are the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S.

At Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, we’re leading the fight against heart disease in Goshen, IN, and surrounding communities. That’s why we offer complete care for heart disease, including preventive heart health services, heart screenings and leading-edge treatments.

If you have risk factors for heart and vascular problems, ask your primary care provider about receiving a heart screening with us. Or, if you want to talk to someone at the Heart & Vascular Center, call (574) 537-5000 to make an appointment.

Symptoms of heart disease

Several conditions make up heart disease, so the symptoms of heart disease vary. Many heart conditions share the same symptoms, such as shortness of breath and chest pain.

Other signs of heart disease include:

  • Wet cough
  • Backache
  • Indigestion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling in the feet and ankles

When to seek emergency care

When certain symptoms appear along with chest pain, it’s important to seek immediate medical care. Always call 911 if you experience the following symptoms along with chest discomfort:

  • Pain or discomfort in your arms, shoulders, neck or jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cold sweats

We offer award-winning treatment for heart attacks. Visit the Goshen Hospital emergency room for expert emergency care.

Treating heart problems at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center

No one treatment plan is the same for heart disease. Your condition, symptoms and preferences all play a part in the type of treatment you'll receive. In fact, when you receive care at our heart and vascular center, your care team will meet on a weekly basis to develop personalized care that fits your heart needs.

Preventing heart disease causes

Plaque buildup is the most common cause of heart disease. Eating foods high in cholesterol, being overweight and leading a sedentary lifestyle are key contributors to plaque building up in your arteries. As part of our complete heart care, we offer programs to lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure, both causes of heart disease.

Meet the heart care team that's dedicated to curing heart disease in Goshen and talk to your doctor about a referral.

Goshen Heart & Vascular Center is dedicated to reducing the incidences of heart disease in Elkhart County and surrounding areas.