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We are a single cardiovascular medical group whose physicians are recognized as industry leaders in cardiac disease, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and education. Dr. Fraij practices the latest technology techniques utilizing a combination of medicine, minimally invasive therapies and surgical interventions that are patient-centered
Dr. Fraij uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treat many common cardiac and vascular heart diseases including:
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is generally used to refer to the pathologic process after the coronary arteries (usually atherosclerosis). It is sometimes used synonymously with CHD.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) includes the diagnoses of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, silent myocardial ischemia, and CHD mortality that result from coronary artery disease.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the pathologic process (usually atherosclerosis) affecting the entire arterial circulation, not just coronary arteries. Stroke, transient ischemic attacks, angina, myocardial infarction, claudication, and critical limb ischemia are manifestations CVD.
Heart disease symptoms:
Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, and/or indigestion
Shortness of breath
Pain and/or numbness in extremities, stomach, jaw, throat or abdominal pain
In many cases patients are not diagnosed with heart disease until they have a heart attack.
Undetected hypertension moderate to severe blood pressure consistently greater than (160/95).
When to see a doctor?
Seek emergency medical care if you or someone you know have these symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Cardiac disease is a condition that develops when a substance call plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, making it hard for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can block the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack or stroke.