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Caesar Augustus De Leo, MD
(847) 677-9600
14479 W Juniper Ct
Wadsworth, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Firenze, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Firenze, Italy
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Louis A Weiss Mem Hosp, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Northsore Cadiologists

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Joel C Okner, MD
(847) 367-8855
1445 N Hunt Club Rd
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Glasgow, Fac Of Med, Glasgow, Scotland (803-05 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1987

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Isaac Thomas, MD
(847) 336-1600
1 S Greenleaf St Ste I
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Gandhiji Univ, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Condell Med Ctr, Libertyville, Il; St Therese Med Ctr, Waukegan, Il; Victory Mem Hosp, Waukegan, Il; Midwestern Reg Med Ctr, Zion, Il
Group Practice: Heart & Vascular Ctr

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Michael Curtis Kreager, MD
(262) 656-8271
6308 8th Ave Ste 3060
Kenosha, WI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tech De Santiago (Utesa), Esc De Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1987

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Tien C Cheng, MD
(847) 623-9700
5101 Washington St Ste 24
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kaohsiung (Takau) Med Coll, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (385-01 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1968

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Carroll Mckinley Martin
(262) 656-3225
6308 8th Ave
Kenosha, WI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Christopher D Stone
(262) 656-2308
6308 8th Ave
Kenosha, WI
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Katherine M Abbo
(262) 656-8271
6308 8th Ave
Kenosha, WI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Tien C Cheng
(847) 623-9700
5101 Washington St
Gurnee, IL
Specialty
Cardiology

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William Edwards Cape
(847) 360-8800
1800 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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The Truth about

You need serious intervention once your heart starts losing its pumping power.
The best solution is prevention.

By Lisa James

February 2010

Heart failure is one of the most confusing terms in all of medicine—and one of the scariest when coming from your doctor’s lips: What do you mean, my heart is failing? “It’s quite a fearful term for many patients,” says Justine Lachmann, MD, FACC, director of the congestive heart failure program at St. Francis Hospital ( www.stfrancisheartcenter.com ) in Roslyn, New York. “The words may be more fearful than the condition.”

Heart failure is not cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops beating. Rather, heart failure, or HF, is a collective term for “signs and symptoms of fluid buildup,” explains Eileen Hsich, MD of the Cleveland Clinic ( www.clevelandclinic.org ). “It may be caused by a strong heart that does not relax or a weak heart that cannot pump properly.”

According to the American Heart Association, 5.7 million people in the US have HF, and the rate is rising because we as a nation are growing older. “Medical interventions are allowing people to live longer,” Lachmann says. “The presence of HF is increasing exponentially in people over the age of 65.”

Pump Malfunction

To understand HF it helps to know some basic cardiac anatomy. The heart has four chambers, two on each side of a inner wall called the septum. The upper chambers, or atriums, take blood in; the lower ones, or ventricles, pump it out. Blood enters the right side of the heart and is sent to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen. It then enters the left side, from where it is circulated throughout the body. A system of valves controls blood flow in and out of the different chambers.

Controlling Blood Pressure

Avoiding heart failure is a big reason to keep blood pressure under control. “High blood pressure is the number one cause of heart failure,” says Eileen Hsich, MD. Hypertension can also lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and vision problems. What makes this condition particularly hazardous is that it can cause damage for years without producing symptoms.

According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is less than 120, the systolic pressure generated during a heartbeat, over 80, the diastolic pressure between beats.

Prehypertension ranges from 120 to 139 or 80 to 89. Beyond that are two stages of high blood pressure, 140 to 159 or 90 to 99 for stage 1, 160/100 or higher for stage 2.

There are natural ways to help bring down blood pressure. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) emphasizes whole grains and produce while reducing dairy (to learn more, see dashdiet.org ). Cutting salt intake reduces fluid levels, which helps to lower pressure. Exercise relaxes the blood vessels, as do yoga, tai chi and meditation.

Alternative healthcare practitioners use several supplements in treating mild-to-moderate high blood pressure (severe hypertensio...

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