Pinnacle Healthcare System
Cardiology & Internal Medicine & Nephrology located in Hollywood, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL
Heart disease kills more men and women in the United States than any other chronic disease. Your lifestyle plays a significant role in the development of heart disease and related health complications. To improve heart health, the cardiology team at Pinnacle Healthcare System offers a preventive cardiology program. This program focuses on preventing heart disease and helping those with heart disease improve overall health and well-being. To schedule your preventive cardiology consultation, call the office in Hollywood or Pembroke Pines, Florida, or book an appointment online today.
Preventive Cardiology Q & A
What is preventive cardiology?
Preventive cardiology is a proactive program that provides you with the tools you need to improve heart health.
Heart disease is a serious health problem in the US. Your lifestyle may increase your risk of developing heart disease, as well as your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Preventive cardiology at Pinnacle Healthcare System is a specialty program that aims to reduce your risk of developing heart disease and related health complications. The team also uses the program to improve heart health in people diagnosed with heart disease.
Who benefits from preventive cardiology?
Anyone with concerns about heart health can benefit from preventive cardiology at Pinnacle Healthcare System. You should consider preventive cardiology services if you:
- Have a strong family history of heart disease or peripheral vascular disease
- Have a strong family history of heart attacks or stroke
- Have a personal history of cardiovascular disease
- Have a heart disease risk factor (hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes)
- Are overweight or obese
You may also benefit from preventive cardiology at Pinnacle Healthcare System if you have unhealthy lifestyle factors that may increase your risk of developing heart disease. These risk factors include lack of physical activity, eating an unhealthy diet, and smoking.
What are preventive cardiology services?
Pinnacle Healthcare System is a full-service cardiology practice and offers many preventive cardiology services.
Comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation
Before you start any of the preventive cardiology services at Pinnacle Healthcare System, the team conducts a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation. The exam is to assess current heart health and future heart health risk.
Pinnacle Healthcare System also offers advanced cardiovascular testing. These tests provide valuable information about your heart’s structure and function and help the team identify areas of concern.
Needed tests might include stress testing, echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, carotid ultrasound, or event monitoring.
Multidisciplinary care plan
Preventive cardiology at Pinnacle Healthcare System is a multidisciplinary program that includes many health experts who work together to design your heart-healthy program.
Your care plan may include a nutrition assessment to help with diet changes and a visit with the physical therapist who can develop a cardiac rehab program to improve fitness.
Many chronic diseases may increase your risk of heart disease. The Pinnacle Healthcare System team may also include disease-specific medication to help you gain control over these conditions.
Call Pinnacle Healthcare System or book an appointment online today to schedule your cardiovascular preventive consultation.
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