Cardiac Issues

Cardiac issues can be especially concerning and act as a beacon warning of a serious underlying medical condition.

Cardiac Issues

 Z. Rafael Abad, M.D., P.A., is a board-certified family medicine physician with extensive experience behind him successfully treating various cardiac issues at his private practice in Miami. 

Don’t let cardiac problems become a heavy backpack of worries on your shoulders when highly effective and compassionate medical support is available. Let Dr. Abad help relieve some of the burden and improve your heart health. 


What are some of the most common cardiac issues?

There are several cardiac issues that can occur at any time. Cardiac issues range from mild to severe and can be acute or chronic:


Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness or fainting that’s typically related to insufficient blood flow and insufficient oxygen to your brain and low blood pressure.

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can make it feel like your heart is fluttering or beating too fast or pumping too hard. This usually only lasts a few seconds and can also be felt in the neck, throat, or chest.

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease occurs when your heart’s blood vessels become blocked or narrowed and can’t supply enough blood to your heart.


Angina refers to pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, arms, stomach, or jaw that occurs when the blood supply to your heart becomes restricted due to narrowed arteries.

Valve or vascular disease

Valve diseases involve problems with the valves that open and close to help regulate the blood flow through your heart.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension happens when your blood flow is frequently exhibiting too much force or pressure against the walls of your arteries.

Chest pains

Not all chest pains indicate heart conditions. Chest pains could be a sign of various conditions, such as an underlying inflammatory autoimmune disease, heartburn, angina, or more serious heart conditions like a rupture of the aortic heart valve or a heart attack.


When should I see a doctor about my cardiac issues?

If you have any concerns or questions about your heart health, you should visit Dr. Abad for an evaluation. You should also visit Dr. Abad if you’re dealing with certain symptoms or cardiac issues.

If you have severe chest pain and tightness, trouble speaking, and shortness of breath, and you think you might be having a heart attack, you should call 911 and seek emergency medical care as soon as possible.


What methods treat cardiac issues?

Cardiac issues can be treated in a number of ways depending on the type and severity of the condition.

Dr. Abad might suggest an array of effective treatments, such as:

  • Medications to relieve pain and inflammation or regulate blood pressure
  • Supplements to relieve inflammation or restore nutrient deficiencies
  • Nutritional counseling and lifestyle changes
  • Regular appropriate exercise program or recommendations
  • Referrals to specialists when necessary

Dr. Abad offers innovative testing to assess your health, including convenient in-office echocardiograms (EKGs).

For the best quality medical care for your cardiac issues, call Dr. Abad or schedule online today.

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Request an Appointment | Dr. Abad

Please Note: Our office will reach out to you directly to confirm your appointment date and time.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.