First, let’s say that it’s great that you’re going to see a doctor. It’s important to take care of your heart, especially as you get older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that heart disease kills one in five people in the U.S. However, if you catch it early (or its risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol), you have time to treat it properly.
Seeing your cardiologist is a good first step, but there are things you might do that will ruin these visits, like not telling your doctor everything or lying to them. A cardiologist at Manhattan Cardiology named Mary Greene, MD, who works with LabFinder, talks about the habits that cardiologists wish their patients would stop doing at checkups. Read the article.