Heart disease affects over 30.3 million Americans and is the leading cause of death in the United States. However, with personalized preventive cardiology, you can improve and protect your cardiovascular health. Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI, Alexander Trujillo, MD, and Steven Napierkowski, MD, tailor preventive cardiology plans to address your specific needs at Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center in Tomball, Texas. Call the practice or make an appointment online today to improve your cardiovascular health.
While your genetics and family medical history contribute to your risk of heart disease, other risk factors are mainly under your control. For example, lifestyle choices, including your diet, exercise habits, and smoking, contribute to your cardiovascular health risk.
Preventive cardiology aims to improve and protect your cardiovascular health with lifestyle adjustments, treatments, and routine health screenings to evaluate your risk and health.
The physicians at Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center provide a comprehensive preventive cardiology program. They carefully tailor your plan to address your individual needs. In general, preventive cardiology includes:
The physicians offer standard health screenings, including blood pressure checks and blood tests to measure your cholesterol, glucose, and other factors that contribute to your heart health risks.
During your health screening appointment, you also review other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including your weight, activity levels, diet, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use.
Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center also offers thorough diagnostic testing if you have any signs of cardiovascular disease, including:
The physicians offer thorough cardiovascular testing, including onsite echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, and stress tests, to monitor your health and identify problems. These tests also track the effectiveness of your treatment plans.
Your doctor works with you to create and implement a customized treatment plan to improve and protect your cardiovascular health. Depending on your individual needs, your preventive cardiology plan could include:
When necessary, your doctor might provide additional treatments such as angioplasty, defibrillation, or pacemaker implantation to improve your heart health.
Many of the contributing factors for heart disease don’t cause symptoms until it’s too late. For example, unless you have routine health screenings, you won’t know if you have high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol levels.
Preventive cardiology aims to monitor your health and identify risk factors before you experience health problems. Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center wants to help you stay healthy, avoid heart disease, and lead a healthy, active life.
Call Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center, or make an appointment online today, for personalized preventive cardiology.