Undetected Heart Disease

Undiagnosed Heart Condition

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When fatty tissues or plaque blocks normal blood flow through the heart’s vessels, coronary heart disease (CHD) is a common result. Although some patients may recognize symptoms of CHD while experiencing chest pains (angina) or irregular heart beat or shortness of breath during exercise or periods of exertion, CHD may not exhibit any symptoms leading up to a sudden myocardial infarction, commonly referred to as a heart attack. Risk factors of CHD include:

  • Age above 50
  • Diabetes
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Male
  • Tobacco use

Doctors recommend that people with any high-risk factors get regular checkups, including diagnostic tests using one of the screening options available, including electrocardiography (EKG), an exercise treadmill stress test (ETT) or an electron beam-computed tomography test (EBCT). While the tests are not perfect, doctors and specialists are trained to determine whether a high-enough risk for heart disease exists that a referral to a specialist is required. Failing to properly interpret the risk determinants, or failing to refer the patient to a diagnostic specialist, may be a case of medical negligence, in the event the patient is diagnosed with heart disease or suffers a heart attack. If your New Jersey doctor failed to diagnose CHD or misdiagnosed a heart attack and failed to treat the condition properly, talk to a NJ medical malpractice lawyer on the medical malpractice litigation team at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP. We have obtained many of the most significant case results in New Jersey for plaintiffs with medical negligence claims related to misdiagnosis of serious medical conditions. We have the integrity, experience and passion to fight aggressively for the full and fair compensation you are entitled to under the law. Contact us to schedule a consultation about your medical negligence claim. We have experience representing clients in injury and wrongful death cases involving delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of heart disease and other serious medical conditions such as:

Our lawyers are experienced with Cases of Heart Disease Misdiagnosis

With offices located in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our NJ medical malpractice lawyers advise and represent clients in medical malpractice and personal injury matters throughout New Jersey. Call Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey medical mistakes lawyer.