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Scar Tissue: How Will It Affect A Woman's Heart? - Dr. Sorof

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Dr. Sorof shares how a woman’s heart can be affected by scar tissue. Dr. Sorof is a cardiologist with a focus on prevention at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Sorof:
Scar tissue is of concern in the heart because it’s formed mostly by a lack of oxygen that produces dead tissue or a scar, such as a scar you would get on your body. It also could be a nidus or a site that bad rhythms can start. People often, who have a weak heart muscle or have had heart attacks, have areas of the heart that are not functioning well and from those areas electricity can be exerted and cause somebody to go into a lethal or problematic arrhythmia.

If somebody has had heart attacks and they have low heart pumping function they definitely need to see a cardiologist and have follow up because those patients should be on medicines and also they may need something called a defibrillator which could help their heart stay in rhythm and that can save somebody’s life.

About Dr. Sorof, M.D.:
Dr. Suzanne Sorof, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program. Dr. Sorof completed her cardiology fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Sorof has extensive training and experience in all aspects of clinical cardiology as well as cardiac and peripheral intervention.

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Condition: Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease,

Related Terms: Blocked Arteries, Clogged Arteries, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Heart Attack, Birth Control Pill, Metabolic Syndrome, Stress Test, EKG, Heart Palpitations, EEG, Echocardiogram, Treadmill Test

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Banner Good Sam, Good Samaritan Medical Center,

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, AZ, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix Metropolitan, 85006

Expert: Dr. Suzanne Sorof, Suzanne Sorof, M.D., Doctor Sorof, Cardiologist Suzanne Sorof, M.D

Expertise: Cardiology, Heart Specialist, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, High Cholesterol Symptoms, High Cholesterol Prevention, High Cholesterol Treatments, Heart Disease Diagnosis, Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease

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