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Preventive Cardiology

Heart One Associates

Board Certified Cardiologist, Vein Specialist, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Structural Heart Specialists located in Phoenix, AZ & Peoria, AZ & Buckeye, AZ

Preventive cardiology should be a vital element of your health maintenance plan. The preventive cardiology experts at Heart One Associates help every patient rise above their risk factors and avoid heart disease, heart attack, and stroke in Peoria, Buckeye, and Phoenix, Arizona. For personalized preventive cardiology, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Preventive Cardiology Q & A

What is preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology is a field of cardiovascular practice that commits to the early identification and treatment of cardiac disease. Expert specialists can help you identify any risks you might have for the condition and then help you reduce your risk as well as slow or stop the progression of any existing disease.

Whether you have risk factors and want to avoid cardiac problems or have heart disease and want to reduce your likelihood of complications, preventive cardiology helps you protect your long-term heart health. 

Why is preventive cardiology essential?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronary artery disease (CAD) kills around 400,000 people, and as many as 800,000 people have a heart attack each year. 

The leading causes of heart disease include hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol, hypertension or high blood pressure, and smoking. Other significant risk factors include obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, and excessive alcohol consumption. 

Preventive cardiology offers a framework for treating the preventable, underlying causes of heart disease before you have a heart attack, organ failure, stroke, or death. 

What does preventive cardiology entail?

The preventive cardiology experts at Heart One Associates develop a highly personalized plan of care based on your risk factors, symptoms, and overall health. Your plan may include diagnostic screening to assess for potential disease and to evaluate disease progression, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)
  • Echocardiogram 
  • Regular blood tests
  • Varicose vein screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) screening
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Venous or arterial ultrasound
  • Remote cardiac monitoring
  • Nuclear and exercise stress tests

Your preventive cardiology plan may include lifestyle changes to improve your heart health, including nutritional support, weight loss management, smoking cessation, and monitoring underlying medical conditions like diabetes. 

What conditions can preventive cardiology help me avoid? 

Preventive cardiology can help you avoid or slow the progression of cardiovascular diseases, such as:

  • Hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol 
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure 
  • Heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation 
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)

They work closely with your primary care physician to ensure that your plan considers other contributing factors, such as diabetes, kidney disease, or autoimmune problems. Preventive cardiology helps to protect and improve not only your heart health but your total, optimal wellness. 

For your personalized preventive cardiology plan, call or schedule a consultation online with Heart One Associates today.