CVI Orlando’s Cath Lab and quick response team understand that lives can be saved when patients are treated quickly

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2014) – Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. November is dedicated to educating patients and the public about how to prevent and detect diabetes. One in 12 Americans has diabetes – that’s more than 25 million people. And, another 79 million adults in the U.S. are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. However, those at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes.

At CVI, they are able to screen patients to identify factors that may lead to an increased risk of diabetes, which if not controlled, can lead to blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease and other health problems. Information is a key part of prevention.

What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD)?

  • CVD is a major complication of diabetes and the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes—about 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke.
  • Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.
  • High blood glucose in adults with diabetes increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, angina, and coronary artery disease.
  • People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity,which contribute to their high rates of CVD.
  • Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.

But changes to your lifestyle can reduce your chance of diabetes, such as eating healthy, increasing physical activity and losing weight.

Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, founder and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Interventions (CVI), a cardiac state-of-the-art facility based in Orlando, said, “Diabetes is a serious condition; however, it is manageable. Our team of health practitioners can provide the guidance needed to manage the condition.”

The CVI team recommends making healthy choices to improve your health:

  • Start with small changes to improve your physical health such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking far from your office building or grocery.
  • Get a regular checkup that includes blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and ask your physician about your diabetes risk.

Treatments for these conditions that are offered by CVI without hospitalization range from X to X (Scott to assist with this response.)

CVI’s 12,000 sq. ft. facility houses a variety of state-of-the-art technology advancements and equipment that aid in the diagnosis treatment of both cardiac and peripheral vascular conditions and assists in developing the most sophisticated and comprehensive treatment plans.

For more information about Cardiovascular Interventions, please visit www.OrlandoCVI.com or call 407-894-4880 to make an appointment.

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