Should I See a Preventive Cardiologist?

For more than 100 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States, but most people don’t know it.

Heart disease doesn’t just sneak up on you; it often gives warning signs that can help you sidestep serious consequences, and we can help you spot them.

The Pinnacle Healthcare System team in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida, includes diverse medical specialists with extensive experience diagnosing and treating heart problems. Our preventive cardiologists love to help patients get ahead of heart disease and avoid serious and fatal outcomes. 

Here’s how to tell whether you can benefit from our preventive cardiology services.

Signs you need a preventive cardiologist

Preventive cardiology focuses on reducing the risk of heart disease before it happens. It involves assessing your heart health, identifying risk factors, and creating a personalized plan to mitigate them. This proactive approach can save lives by catching potential problems early and addressing them before they become serious.

1. You have a family history of heart disease

If heart disease runs in your family, you’re at a higher risk of developing it yourself. 

Genetic predispositions can make you susceptible to conditions like coronary artery disease or heart attacks. Our preventive cardiologists evaluate your family history and recommend lifestyle changes, medications, or other interventions to lower your risk.

2. You have hypertension 

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a silent killer. It can damage your arteries, heart, and other organs over time without showing any symptoms. Regular visits with our preventive cardiologists can help you manage your blood pressure through medication, diet, and exercise, significantly reducing your risk of heart disease.

3. You have diabetes 

Diabetes doesn’t just affect your blood sugar levels; it also doubles your risk of heart disease because high glucose levels damage your blood vessels, leading to atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular issues. 

4. You have high cholesterol 

High cholesterol builds up plaque in your arteries, increasing your risk for heart disease and stroke. We help you make healthy changes to your diet and prescribe medications to keep your cholesterol in check.

5. You’re overweight or obese 

Carrying extra weight, especially around your midsection, puts additional strain on your heart and increases your risk of heart disease. The Pinnacle team develops a weight management plan to help you shed pounds and strengthen your heart.

6. You’re under a lot of stress 

Chronic stress takes a toll on your heart, contributing to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular issues. Learning to manage stress through relaxation techniques, exercise, and other methods can improve your heart health. 

The advantages of preventive cardiology

Our Pinnacle preventive cardiologists specialize in identifying and managing various risk factors for heart disease. We use advanced blood tests, imaging, and other diagnostic tools to develop a clear picture of your heart health.

Here are the advantages of our preventive cardiology program.

Personalized prevention plans

One of the biggest advantages of seeing our preventive cardiologists is receiving a personalized prevention plan that takes your specific risk factors, lifestyle, and health goals into account. 


Don’t be a victim of heart disease — take control with preventive cardiology. By understanding your risk factors and following a personalized prevention plan, you can make informed decisions that positively impact your well-being. 

Expert heart monitoring

Regular check-ups with our preventive cardiologists allow you (and us) to monitor your heart health. Each appointment allows us to catch any changes in your condition and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

If you have a family history of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, or weight issues, don't wait — call Pinnacle Healthcare System or schedule an appointment with our preventive cardiologists online today.

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