Does it make sense that heart disease is the number one cause of death when most men could prevent cardiovascular problems? At Heartwise Cardiology, David Harnick, MD, and Raymonda Rastegar, MD, offer comprehensive medical care that helps you prevent heart problems. They also provide exceptional treatment when cardiovascular disease develops and offer medical advice for all aspects of your health. The only way to prevent heart disease is to schedule a risk assessment before problems begin. Call the Murray Hill office or Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York, or book an appointment online today.
Chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease develop slowly over many years. But you don't have symptoms while the disease progresses.
By the time symptoms appear, the disease has taken hold and may be advanced. You can avoid the problem and prolong your life by scheduling a preventive cardiology appointment before symptoms appear.
The screening recommendations include:
If you have an average risk for heart disease, you should have your cholesterol levels checked at the age of 20 and every five years after that.
You should have your blood pressure checked every 3-5 years beginning at the age of 18. After the age of 40, you need a blood pressure check every year. Like cholesterol, these recommendations are for people at an average risk.
If you have a high risk for cardiovascular problems, you should start earlier and get screenings more frequently.
You have a higher risk of developing heart and blood vessel diseases if you:
You should also know that a family history of heart disease doesn't doom you to the same future. You can change your genetic tendencies and lower your risk with lifestyle changes.
During your appointment, your provider performs a risk assessment. They carefully evaluate the likelihood that you will develop heart disease, catch early signs of problems, and determine if you already have heart disease.
Heartwise Cardiology offers a full range of services that protect your heart, including:
Your provider works with you to create a program that meets your needs, fits your goals, and most importantly prevents chronic diseases.
Heartwise Cardiology doesn't stop with heart issues. They also help you with other medical problems and provide referrals when needed.
If you're ready to prevent heart disease rather than let time take its course, call Heartwise Cardiology or book an appointment online today.