Expert cardiologists in southern New Hampshire
At Appledore Medical Group, our expert cardiologists and heart surgeons are experienced in diagnosing and treating a range of heart conditions.
From common conditions—such as high cholesterol—to more complex conditions—such as coronary diseases—our specialized heart teams are here to offer advanced heart care to patients in Rockingham County.
Before visiting one of our locations that offers services for heart disease, please view our patient health forms.
Comprehensive heart care
Our heart specialists understand that learning about heart disease can be overwhelming. That's why we offer compassionate, comprehensive heart care in a patient-centered atmosphere, while communicating with patients to ensure all of their questions are answered.
Our experienced cardiologists are equipped to treat a variety of heart diseases, including:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Cardiac tumors
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Thoracic-aortic diseases
- Valve diseases
Heart disease causes
Heart disease is usually caused when plaque builds up in the arteries or blood vessels that connect to the heart, however, the reason for this build-up can vary.
There are several knock risk factors that can increase the likelihood of heart disease, such as:
- Age (women 55 years old and older and men 45 years old and older are at a higher risk)
- High cholesterol
- Physical inactivity
- Poor diet
- Obesity and morbid obesity
Heart disease symptoms
Although symptoms may vary from person to person, some symptoms of heart disease may include:
- Chest pain or tightness
- Pain or numbness in the arms or legs
- Pain in the jaw, neck or throat
- Shortness of breath
It is important to note that some of these symptoms may also be a sign of a heart attack.
If you think someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
Heart disease treatment
Our cardiovascular specialists are equipped to provide a variety of services to treat heart disease.
Common treatments include:
- Lifestyle changes as directed by a doctor
- Medications for heart disease
- Heart and vascular surgery