Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. At Mission Heart & Vascular in Mission, Texas, board-certified interventional cardiologists Gabriel Todd Faz, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Kiran Mangalpally, MD, offer preventive cardiology to help patients preserve their heart health. To schedule your preventive cardiology appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Preventive cardiology can help you avoid several common conditions, including:
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your body uses to produce new cells. High levels of cholesterol can cause this waxy substance to accumulate in your blood vessels, forming fatty deposits. Over time, these fatty deposits make it difficult for blood to move through your arteries.
High cholesterol increases your risk of serious conditions like a heart attack or stroke. Poor diet, obesity, and lack of exercise are the biggest contributors to high cholesterol.
High blood pressure is a condition that occurs when your blood moves through your arteries with too much force. High blood pressure is often symptomless. Many people don’t experience symptoms like headaches or nosebleeds until the condition has reached a life-threatening stage.
Although high blood pressure often occurs with no clear cause, certain factors like age, obesity, and high sodium diets can increase your risks.
Without proper management, excessive pressure on your artery walls can damage your organs and lead to complications like heart failure, an aneurysm, or vascular dementia.
Coronary artery disease refers to damage or disease that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to your heart. Damage to your coronary arteries is caused by a number of factors, including smoking, obesity, and an unhealthy diet.
Certain underlying conditions, like high cholesterol, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure, can also cause damage to your coronary arteries.
Preventive cardiology is important for people with a personal or family history of cardiovascular disease. Preventive cardiology is also essential for people with conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes.
If you’re obese, inactive, or have an unhealthy diet, preventive cardiology can help you improve your overall health and reduce your risk of heart attacks and stroke.
You shouldn’t wait until you experience symptoms of cardiovascular disease to seek help. If you’re looking for ways to safeguard your heart health, book an appointment with the heart health experts at Mission Heart & Vascular.
Preventive cardiology consists of an individualized treatment plan that’s designed to address your unique health risks. During your appointment, your cardiologist performs a thorough examination to get a glimpse of your overall heart health.
Mission Heart & Vascular offers a number of in-office diagnostics to help determine your risk of heart disease. After the examination, you and your doctor work together to develop effective ways to minimize your health risks.
Your comprehensive treatment plan may include a number of services, like nutrition counseling or weight loss management, to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. In some cases, your cardiologist may include medications as a part of your treatment plan.
To learn more about preventive cardiology, call Mission Heart & Vascular or book your appointment online today.