Tavares: 352.742.1171 Leesburg: 352.323.5700

Heart Disease

What is heart disease?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), or “heart disease,” includes coronary heart disease (heart attack or angina), congestive heart failure, stroke and congenital heart defects. High blood pressure is also considered a cardiovascular disease. 

Heart disease is our No. 1 killer

According to the American Heart Association, CVD is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women, killing nearly twice as many people as cancer (25% of people die on the way to the hospital). Coronary heart disease alone is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and stroke is No. 3. Most Americans have multiple cardiac risk factors. One in four U.S. adults have high blood pressure. More than 70% of adults are overweight or obese, as are more than 8 million children. There are many types of heart disease:

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) – America's No.1 killer affects over 13 million Americans.
  • Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly) – This can have various causes – usually high blood pressure or CAD.
  • Irregular Heart Rhythm – Also known as arrhythmia, includes atrial fibrillation – a common arrhythmia.
  • Heart Valve Disease – A common form of heart disease. 
  • Congenital Heart Disease – Sadly, some people are born with heart disease.
  • Heart Muscle Disease (Cardiomyopathy) – includes dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a thickening of the heart walls) and restrictive cardiomyopathy.
  • Pericarditis – Your heart is held by a little sac called the pericardium. The sac can get infected.
  • Pericardial Effusion – Fluid around the heart sac can impair heart function. 
  • Marfan Syndrome – An inherited genetic defect weakens connective tissues in the heart

Our heart disease patients come to us from Lake County and Sumter County, FL, including Wildwood, The Villages, Tavares, Sorrento, Zellwood and Leesburg. To schedule an appointment, call us at 352.742.1171 (Tavares office) or 352.323.5700 (Leesburg office). For your convenience, you can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us.

Contact Us

1879 Nightingale Lane, Suite C-1,
Tavares, FL 32778
Call: 352.742.1171 | Fax: 352.742.7241

1879 Nightingale Lane, Suite A-1,,
Tavares, FL 32778
Call: 352.742.1171 | Fax: 352.742-0071

LRMC Medical Plaza,
705 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL 34748
Call: 352.323.5700 | Fax: 352.323.0685