Despite all of the advances in technology and treatments, cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer in the world. However, according to the American Heart Association, an estimated 80% of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, are preventable.
Preventative cardiology encompases a a multitude of holistic measures including baseline cardiac risk profile, appropriate diagnostics that testing (laboratory, and imaging) and personal lifestyle, to see what specific risk factors you have. By getting to know you and understand your lifestyle we can come up with an appropriate treatment protocol that will fit your needs. This may include simple lifestyle changes, such as altering your diet, exercising differently, or practicing mindfulness. It also can involve medications to help lower your risk of developing a heart attack or stroke.
One thing is for sure, it is always better to prevent the disease than have to treat it. At Cardiovascular Institute of San Diego, we understand this well and help each patient reach their health goals by guiding them through the best, evidence based preventative practices.
Please ask to see one of our preventative cardiology specialists to prevent cardiovascular disease in you or your loved one. We look forward to serving you!