Preventative cardiology starts with managing blood pressure, cholesterol levels and treating congestive heart failure, we can direct you to the right path to a heart healthy lifestyle. Treating the main risk factors that lead to serious heart complications is a great start in which preventive cardiology can help.
- Cholesterol Management involves lowering high cholesterol. High cholesterol does not exhibit any symptoms, but involves high fats within the arteries. This can cause plaque buildup in the arteries which can cause narrowing.
- LDL: This is also known as the “bad” cholesterol that transports the cholesterol throughout the body. This is the leading cause of plaque buildup/narrowing of the arteries.
- HDL: Also known as the “good” cholesterol that transports the cholesterol back to the liver to be filtered.
- Treatment: The patient might need to be placed on medication to control cholesterol level along with diet and exercise. Routine cholesterol labs are recommended to evaluate levels and further management.
- Blood Pressure Management involves lowering the blood pressure to target ranges. Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) can cause your heart to work harder to pump blood through the body and lead to straining the heart. Different regimen of medications and/or multiple medications might be needed to improve hypertension along with diet and exercise to lower the blood pressure to the target range.