Who are preventive cardiologists?
Preventive cardiologists is a subspecialty that focuses on reducing patients’ risks of developing heart disease and having their first heart attack or stroke while preventing further problems in people who already have cardiovascular disease.
Our team is made up of experienced preventive cardiologists doctors, nurses, dietitians and exercise physiologists who are a recognized pioneer in preventing heart disease in both immediate and highly complex cases, such as young patients who have had a heart attack.
First, we assess each patient’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease – or the risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke – and examining genetic factors and other conditions that could affect patients’ health in the future.
We nothing but Preventive cardiologists then develop patient-specific medical plans to powerfully reduce each individual’s risk factors. We also serve as expert resources for patients who want to learn more about test results, research studies, new treatments, and other heart-related information they hear about.
What is preventive cardiology?
Preventive cardiology is about identifying patients who are at high risk for a cardiac event such as a heart attack and then working collaboratively with them to prevent that event or the onset of heart disease. With this in mind, we look at specific risk factors and try to recommend strategies for health and lifestyle changes to reduce future risks. Our approach includes preventive cardiology:
- Primary prevention: For those who are more prone to cardiovascular disease
- Secondary prevention: More ongoing maintenance checks for those with known heart problems in order to prevent additional events from occurring
- Comprehensive cardiac evaluation, testing, risk rating, and including individual programs designed to meet patient needs.
Who should see preventive cardiologists?
The people most likely to benefit from seeing our Preventive cardiologists team are those who have:
- A strong family history of heart attack, stroke, or peripheral artery disease
- A personal history of cardiovascular disease, especially in people under the age of 60
- Hard-to-control risk factors for atherosclerosis, especially major cholesterol disorders
Controllable risk factors, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar or diabetes
- Obesity, especially with excess abdominal fat
- Unhealthy die
- Lack of exercise/sedentary lifestyle
Uncontrollable risk factors, such as:
- Gender: Men are more likely to have cardiovascular disease than women.
- Age: Older adults, including postmenopausal women, are more likely to develop heart disease.
- Race and ethnicity: Heart disease is more common among African Americans than Caucasians.
- Family history of cardiovascular disease
Preventive cardiology program giving by preventive cardiologists
Preventing heart disease and keeping your heart healthy and strong after a heart attack or cardiac event is within your reach in our Preventive Cardiology Program. Our Preventive cardiologists are committed to helping you reduce your risks and get back on track to achieving greater health and happiness for you. We offer a complete suite of preventive cardiology and wellness programs with the tools you need to get and stay healthy with your heart.
These programs can also help you manage other chronic diseases such as diabetes, certain types of cancer, osteoporosis, and chronic low back pain. So even if you don’t suffer from any of these problems, you may find the information in our programs helpful for losing weight, boosting energy, and promoting overall good health.
Heart disease facts
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women
- According to the Heart Association, more than 787,000 people die from heart disease every year
- Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds
- Every minute a person in the world dies from heart disease
- Heart disease does not discriminate. It is the leading cause of death for most racial and ethnic groups
- Heart disease and stroke cost $ 316 billion in direct and indirect expenditures each year. This includes lost work, healthcare services, and medicines
Know your risk
The first step in preventing heart disease is understanding the risks. Even just one of these conditions or lifestyle choices can put you at risk of developing heart disease:
- High Cholesterol
- Physical Inactivity
- High Blood Pressure
- Poor Diet
- Alcohol Use
How preventive cardiologists help?
Preventive cardiologists services include:
- Cardiovascular stress testing: Stress tests are used to determine how much stress your heart can manage before having an abnormal heartbeat or evidence that not enough blood is flowing to the heart. It is a common test when cardiologists look for signs of heart disease.
- Holter monitoring: A Holter monitor is a continuous recording of an EKG – or heartbeat – for 24 hours. Since it can be worn during your usual daily activities, it can help your doctor diagnose what’s causing the symptoms of dizziness, abnormal heartbeats, or loss of consciousness.
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: Using a special blood pressure monitor that stays on for 24 hours, the ambulatory blood pressure monitor allows us to get a more accurate picture of your blood pressure while you are on the move and live your normal daily life.
- Cardiac rehabilitation: After you have had a heart attack or treatment for another heart problem, our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists create a personalized rehabilitation plan for you to help you recover. Learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation services.