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.

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The physicians at Heart and Vascular Care, Inc are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus and protocols around it are changing quickly, and we are working to mitigate any impact on our patients, staff and providers.

We ask all patients and their guests who have a fever, symptoms of a respiratory infection, or have been exposed to a person with a coronavirus, the flu or any other communicable disease to please call to reschedule their appointments or procedures.

We will be posting signs in our offices and following CDC and Georgia DPH recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to call or seek care from your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

Please remember that the best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease is cleanliness and hand washing.

Again, this is an evolving situation, and we will be closely monitoring it and providing
our patients and staff updates. We are doing everything we can to keep our patients and staff healthy.

If you have questions or need any assistance rescheduling an appointment, please call us at 678-513-2273.