Don’t wait until you have a life-threatening issue. Preventive care is the best medicine. Screenings and regular check-ups can identify your risk for heart disease, stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, and other silent and deadly conditions.
Regular heart screening should begin at age 20. If you have two or more cardiac risk factors, you should consider having a heart checkup today.
Some heart disease risk factors cannot be changed. If you’re a male over the age of 45, a female over the age of 55, or you have a family history of stroke, heart, or vascular disease—you are at higher risk for heart disease, and you should consider getting regular heart screenings.
Fortunately, there are also heart disease risk factors that can be modified, treated, and controlled:
Once you have a clearer understanding of your risk of heart disease, you can identify areas for improvement and work towards preventing complications. Lifestyle changes may be sufficient, but medicine or procedures may be necessary to improve your quality of life.
The extensiveness and cost of the heart screening are based on your risk assessment. Some tests are unnecessary for low-risk individuals, but may be essential for high-risk categories.
Aside from regular heart screenings, there are several other regular screenings that can help you narrow your level of risk:
At Manhattan Cardiology, we take an active approach to heart screening, and look into every possible risk factor. We detect:
The results of these heart checkups guide us the information we need to formulate a treatment plan specific to you and your heart health. Don’t wait to prevent heart disease. Book an appointment with Manhattan Cardiology today.