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Heart Disease

Primary Care & Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner located in North Las Vegas, NV
Heart Disease

Heart Disease services offered in North Las Vegas, NV


Heart disease is a common chronic health condition that is the leading cause of death in our population, killing one out of every five adults in the United States. Thomas Sharon, DNP, MPH, ARNP-BC, is an experienced board-certified nurse practitioner and primary care provider who manages heart disease at In Good Health PC in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Sharon takes a holistic and patient-centered approach to care, using remote monitoring tools to improve heart disease. Call the office or schedule your heart disease appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are also available.

Heart Disease Q & A

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a general medical term that includes conditions that affect the structure or function of the heart. Your heart is a muscle that pumps oxygen-rich blood to all the organs and tissues in your blood. Any problem that affects the heart affects your entire body.

In Good Health PC is a primary care practice that specializes in managing chronic diseases like heart disease. 

What are some types of heart disease?

There are many types of heart disease. Some you are born with; others develop over time. Common types include:

Coronary artery disease (CAD)

CAD is the most common type of heart disease. CAD occurs when there’s a buildup of plaque along the walls of the coronary arteries, limiting or blocking blood flow through the heart. 

Plaque is a sticky substance made up of cholesterol and other substances in your blood. 

Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias are an irregular heartbeat, where the heart beats too fast, too slow, or out of sync. 

Valvular heart disease

Valvular heart disease affects the valves that separate the chambers in your heart, disrupting the blood flow. 

Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is having a hard time pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout your body.

What are some of the risk factors for heart disease?

Many factors may put you at risk of developing heart disease. However, lifestyle choices are a significant risk factor, including smoking, poor nutrition, and lack of physical activity.

Your health history also puts you at risk. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are more likely to develop heart problems. Having a family history of heart disease is also a risk factor.

What are some treatments for heart disease?

Dr. Sharon customizes heart disease treatment plans based on diagnosis, age, symptoms, and personal preferences. Before making any recommendations, he listens intently to your story, so he fully understands what works best for you and your health.

Your heart disease treatment plan may include:

  • Heart-healthy diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Stress management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight management
  • Medication to lower blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Diabetes management

Dr. Sharon uses telehealth and artificial intelligence (AI) for remote patient monitoring. These tools allow him to monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and stress response during your daily routine. He then uses this information to adjust your plan to better match your life.

For personalized heart disease management, call In Good Health PC or schedule an appointment online today.

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