Preventative Cardiology

Our physicians offer specialized expertise and a comprehensive range of services proven to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and related complications. We evaluate each patient’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease – or risk of suffering a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke – and examine hereditary factors and other conditions that can affect patients’ future health. From there we are able to develop patient-specific medical plans to aggressively reduce the risk factors for each individual.

Who needs preventative Cardiology?

People most likely to benefit from our preventative cardiology services include those with:

  • A strong family history of heart attack, stroke, or peripheral artery disease
  • A personal history of cardiovascular disease, especially in people younger than 60
  • Difficult-to-control risk factors for atherosclerosis, particularly significant cholesterol disorders
  • Controllable risk factors such as:
    • High blood pressure
    • High blood sugar or diabetes
    • Obesity, especially with excess abdominal fat
    • Smoking
    • Unhealthy diet
    • Lack of exercise/sedentary lifestyle
  • Uncontrollable risk factors, such as:
    • Gender: Men are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease than women.
    • Age: Older people, including postmenopausal women, are more likely to have heart disease.
    • Race and ethnicity: Heart disease is more prevalent among African-Americans than among Caucasians.
    • Family history of cardiovascular disease

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

When appropriate, we offer patients advanced cardiac imaging tests, such as coronary artery calcium scoring and CT angiography. These state-of- the-art studies help our team of experienced cardiologists dig deeper when evaluating patients suspected of having issues that could compromise their cardiovascular health.