Welcome to our Practice: Jash Thakkar, MD, Cardiovascular Physician
Cardiovascular disease (also called heart disease) is a class of diseases that involve the heart, the blood vessels (arteries, capillaries, and veins) or both.
Cardiovascular disease refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular diseases of the brain and kidney, and peripheral arterial disease.
The causes of cardiovascular disease are diverse but atherosclerosis and/or hypertension are the most common. In addition, with aging come a number of physiological and morphological changes that alter cardiovascular function and lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, even in healthy asymptomatic individuals.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths worldwide, though, since the 1970s, cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries. At the same time, cardiovascular deaths and disease have increased at a fast rate in low- and middle-income countries.
Although cardiovascular disease usually affects older adults, the antecedents of cardiovascular disease, notably atherosclerosis, begin in early life, making primary prevention efforts necessary from childhood. There is therefore increased emphasis on preventing atherosclerosis by modifying risk factors, for example by healthy eating, exercise, and avoidance of smoking tobacco.
New Patient Consultation
New patients are always welcome in our practice, and you never wait long for your first appointment. We can also schedule your follow-up or testing appointments quickly and to meet your busy schedule.
First Time Visitor Forms
Prior to your appointment, you can view and download our new patient paperwork. Please complete forms 1 and 2 below and bring them with you to your first visit. The forms need to be completed by the patient or legal guardian.
Locations & Directions
Our office is conveniently located in downtown Charleston. We're located just inside the main entrance to St. Francis Hospital.
We recognize the critical nature of caring for heart patients. We will provide your patients with comprehensive cardiovascular treatments and always promptly respond to concerns about your patients.
Our electronic scheduling, convenient location, and computerized medical records allow us to better serve your patients’ needs, quickly provide consultation reports, and efficiently respond to requests for patient records.
Healthy Heart Resources
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