Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and throughout the world.
Take another second to absorb this: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and throughout the world…then why do we hear more about Breast Cancer?
Why do we see commercial after commercial on Hepatitis C?
Why is Colon cancer-mail away poop tests and the fact that grandpa wheezes all the time plastered at every commercial break during most sports programs?
Well, these are all good questions and the discussion would involve more politics, money and issues that we just don’t want to get into. However, at the end of the day if you want to improve your Healthspan and extend your Lifespan, do everything in your power to prevent heart disease.
Fortunately, when risks are identified early, they can be treated quickly. This makes it easier and more effective to manage, treat, and prevent complications—as well as promote a greater Healthspan. Our expert preventative cardiologists take the time to understand each patient’s unique history and needs and then create a targeted treatment plan to reduce the likelihood of heart attack, stroke.
How Can You Prevent Heart Disease ?
Each patient receives:
- In-depth cardiovascular evaluation, including a full medical history and examination of lifestyle habits
- Individualized lipid analysis
- Biomarker screening
Advanced cardiac imaging-which may include a stress test combined with an ultrasound of your heart, possibly a CT scan and in High Risk patients a direct look at your arteries through Angiography. Personalized treatment plan: Using the cardiovascular assessment, laboratory studies, and advanced cardiac imaging, your cardiologist determines your risk for heart disease and provides a treatment plan to slow the progression of current heart problems and prevent future problems.
Your health plan may include:
- Diet and exercise suggestions
- Medication changes (for example, statin therapy or newer cholesterol-lowering therapies, called PCSK9 inhibitors)
- Suggestions for stress reduction and Lifestyle changes
Should You Visit a Preventative Cardiologist?
If you have any of these issues, you will benefit from an evaluation by our Preventive
Cardiology team, having these may place you at an increased risk for heart disease or the rapid
progression of heart disease.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hyperlipidemia/dyslipidemia (high total cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol)
- Diabetes or prediabetes
- Overweight status or high BMI
- Current or prior history of smoking
- Family history of heart attack, stroke, or sudden death, especially at an early age (less than 45 years old in a male relative or less than 55 years old in a female relative)
- Inflammatory disorders or rheumatologic disease (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease)
- History of premature menopause from natural or medical causes
- History of complicated pregnancy (gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, or a low birth weight for baby)
- Certain chemotherapies and radiation therapies for cancer treatment
- Personal history of heart disease, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease at an early age (less than 65 years)
- Consultative evaluation
- Advanced multimodality diagnostic testing
- Comprehensive cardiac and medical management
- Referrals to partner specialties to manage conditions that may increase cardiac risk
- Partnership with therapeutic interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, Anti-aging/Restorative Medical Experts and surgical specialties.