Cardiovascular Disease Specialist

Primary Care Practice located in Lafayette, LA

Cardiovascular services offered in Lafayette, LA

Heart disease is a leading cause of death, which is why early detection and proper management of the disease are vital. At Moore Healthcare Group, family medicine physician Patrick Moore, MD, has an on-site diagnostic center equipped with advanced technology to help diagnose cardiovascular diseases and reduce your chance of a life-threatening heart attack or stroke. Call the office in Lafayette, Louisiana, to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Cardiovascular Disease Q&A

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, encompasses a range of medical conditions that affect the heart, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), heart valve diseases, heart rhythm problems, congenital heart defects, and more. 

Treatment at Moore Healthcare Group helps you properly manage the disease to stay as healthy as possible.

What are the symptoms of cardiovascular disease?

You may experience a variety of symptoms with cardiovascular disease, depending on your specific condition. Some symptoms of cardiovascular disease include:

  • Angina (chest pain) 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness and dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Pale, blue, or gray skin
  • Numbness or coldness in your arms or legs

At the first sign of a problem, see Dr. Moore at Moore Healthcare Group for an evaluation. Early detection and treatment are the best ways to avoid serious complications.

What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease?

While anyone can develop cardiovascular disease, some factors that may increase your risk of developing it include:

  • Excess body weight
  • Poor dietary habits
  • A diet high in saturated fat, added sugar, or sodium intake
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol
  • A stressful lifestyle

When left untreated, cardiovascular disease increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. 

How is cardiovascular disease diagnosed?

At Moore Healthcare Group, Dr. Moore has an on-site cardiovascular diagnostic center equipped with advanced tools and technology to provide high-quality care. Dr. Moore is an expert in heart disease prevention, and can help you manage your risk for the disease or improve your condition. 

To find out if you have cardiovascular disease and which type you have, Dr. Moore reviews your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle habits. He also assesses your body weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and other vital signs.

Then, Dr. Moore performs a comprehensive physical exam, listens to your heartbeat and breathing, and orders diagnostic tests. He may recommend blood tests, heart-function tests, a CT scan, an MRI, or other imaging procedures to confirm or rule out cardiovascular diseases.

How is cardiovascular disease treated?

At Moore Healthcare Group, Dr. Moore may recommend treatments such as: 

Lifestyle changes

Adopting healthy habits can help you manage cardiovascular disease and reduce the risk of complications. Positive lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, managing stress, eating fiber-rich foods, and exercising regularly can all help your heart health.


Taking certain medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, might also help prevent cardiovascular complications. 

To learn more about cardiovascular disease, call Moore Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today.