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Preventive Cardiology Specialist

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Cardiac Care Consultants

Cardiology & Electrophysiology located in Peoria, AZ & Sun City West, AZ

Preventive cardiology seeks to identify your risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and help you reduce them. If you want to keep your heart healthy and prevent a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke, visit the experienced cardiologists at Cardiac Care Consultants in Peoria, Glendale, Sun City West, and Wickenburg, Arizona. They offer preventive therapies to minimize your risk of cardiovascular problems and act early to treat these conditions in their early stages. To find out how you could benefit from preventive cardiology, call Cardiac Care Consultants today or schedule an appointment online.

Preventive Cardiology Q & A

What is preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology focuses on helping patients reduce their risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The specialists at Cardiac Care Consultants help you identify your risk factors and take steps to reduce your likelihood of developing heart or circulatory problems as much as possible.  

They also provide treatments that address the causes and symptoms of cardiovascular conditions at the earliest opportunity.

Why is preventive cardiology so important?

Preventive cardiology is important because heart disease is the primary cause of death in both men and women. Coronary artery disease (CAD) alone is fatal for around 400,000 people each year, with up to 800,000 suffering a heart attack annually across the United States.

In many cases, the cardiovascular conditions responsible for these events are preventable. The leading causes and risk factors for heart disease include:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Poor nutrition
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Chronic stress

These are all risks that you can avoid or reduce by making changes to your lifestyle. Some risk factors you can’t change, such as a family history of heart disease, but identifying these issues early on helps you optimize other risk reduction strategies.

What does preventive cardiology involve?

The preventive cardiology specialists at Cardiac Care Consultants start by identifying and assessing your risk factors for cardiac disease and evaluating your symptoms. Your preventive cardiology plan is likely to include some diagnostic procedures such as:

  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Varicose vein screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Venous or arterial ultrasound
  • Exercise and nuclear stress tests
  • Holter or event monitoring

Based on your examination and test results, your provider at Cardiac Care Consultants prepares a personalized preventive cardiology plan for you.

Your plan may include lifestyle changes to improve your cardiovascular health, such as dietary advice, help with weight loss, smoking cessation, and reducing your alcohol consumption, stress reduction strategies, and an exercise plan.

Your provider might prescribe medication to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and check that you’re effectively managing underlying conditions like diabetes.

What conditions can I avoid with preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology can help you avoid some heart and circulatory conditions altogether. It can also slow the advancement of existing cardiovascular diseases, including common problems like:

  • Arrhythmia (including atrial fibrillation)
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

As well as preventing these and other cardiovascular conditions, preventive cardiology techniques promote better overall health and wellness.

To arrange your preventive cardiology consultation, call Cardiac Care Consultants today or book an appointment online.