Stephen Fort MD MRCP FRCPC


Coronary Artery Disease

Includes causes and symptoms of heart disease. Looks at cholesterol, hypertension, and risk of heart attack. Covers diet, physical activity, and treatment with medicines, angioplasty, and bypass surgery. Includes how to help prevent heart disease.

Pericarditis

Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac that surrounds and protects the heart (pericardium). Pericarditis can cause an abnormal buildup of fluid between the pericardium and the heart (pericardial effusion). Pericarditis often improves without causing any damage to the heart. But if pericarditis causes excess fluid to…

Heart Failure: Less Common Symptoms

While there are certain symptoms that people with heart failure experience more commonly, there are many other symptoms that heart failure can cause. These symptoms are typically less common because they often result from more severe heart failure, when the body can no longer compensate properly for the failing heart…

Coronary Calcium Scan

Coronary calcium scans use a special X-ray test called computed tomography (CT) to check for the buildup of calcium in plaque on the walls of the arteries of the heart ( coronary arteries ). This test is used to check for heart disease in an early stage and to determine how severe it is. Coronary calcium scans are also…

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease happens when fatty deposits called plaque (say “plak”) build up inside your coronary arteries. Those are the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to your heart. Plaque buildup may reduce the amount of blood that gets to your heart. Coronary artery disease can cause angina symptoms, such as…