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Heart Disease Prevention

The most common causes of heart disease are very often preventable. At the Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA offices in Brandon, Sun City Center, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida, the experienced cardiovascular specialists offer patients a complete heart disease prevention program. To learn how you can avoid the devastating consequences of cardiac disorders, call your nearest Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA office today. You can also schedule a heart disease prevention consultation using the online booking form.

Heart Disease Prevention Q & A

What is heart disease prevention?

Heart disease prevention or preventive cardiology helps you avoid developing heart problems.

Across the United States each year, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Around 400,000 people die from coronary artery disease (CAD), and 800,000 suffer a fatal heart attack.

The disorders behind these statistics are very often preventable. Leading risk factors for heart disease mainly consist of issues related to diet and unhealthy habits, including:

  • Smoking
  • Weight problems
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • High-fat, high-sugar diet
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Chronic stress

At Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA, the emphasis is on heart disease prevention, addressing these issues before they affect your heart.

What does heart disease prevention involve?

The first stage in heart disease prevention is identifying your personal risk of developing heart disease. In addition to a thorough physical exam and review of your medical and family histories, your provider at Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA will run tests like:

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

These tests highlight areas of concern, like arteries that are starting to narrow. Even before significant physical changes happen, identifying raised blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood glucose levels enables you to take action and prevent heart disease.

What can I do to prevent heart disease?

Your Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA provider might recommend a combination of heart disease prevention measures. These can include:

  • Dietary advice
  • Medical weight loss
  • Stopping smoking
  • Cutting down on alcohol
  • Stress reduction
  • Regular exercise

The benefits of adopting these changes aren’t limited to your heart health. They also play a vital role in preventing other leading health problems, from kidney and liver diseases to Type 2 diabetes and mental health conditions.

If you already have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, your Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA provider can prescribe medications to lower them. Properly managing underlying conditions like diabetes is also important.

Call Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA today or go online to schedule your heart disease prevention consultation.

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