Our team of expert cardiologists focus on providing a personalized Heart & Cardiovascular Health Preventative Care Plan unique for each patient. We tailor your care plan and risk assessment to your specific needs. We understand the importance of communication with you, your family, and your primary care physician, as well as involvement of all parties involved in your medical decision making.
Our heart & cardiovascular system is considered one of the most vital organs in the body. Preventative Heart & Cardiovascular Health Care is imperative! Keeping your heart and cardiovascular system healthy helps maintain the well being of your entire body. Likewise, when other areas of your body are in distress, it can affect your cardiovascular health.
What is Preventative Heart & Cardiovascular Health Care?
Assess your unique cardiovascular risk and develop a care plan to modify the risk of:
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Carotid Disease
- Heart Attack
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Heart Rhythm Problems (Palpitations, Arrythmias)
- Venous Dysfunction
We believe it is important to spend time with our patients and fully discuss all of their risk factors and treatment options with them. Our goal is to work with your Primary Care Physician and other Specialists, to develop a multidisciplinary care plan for prevention and intervention.
There are multiple risk factors that may contribute to a patient’s Preventative Heart & Cardiovascular Health Care Plan.
We will outline a few of the key factors.
- Family History – Genetics plays a key role
- Obesity – Body weight, a large waist circumference
- Cholesterol – High Cholesterol (High Triglycerides and Low HDL) can increase the risk of formation of plaques and “fatty deposits”, diabetes, and heart disease
- Diabetes – Left untreated is a major cause for heart disease
- Kidney Disorder –May lead to (or is linked to) heart disease
- High Blood Pressure – When the force of blood being pumped through your arteries is too high, over time this can damage your heart and lead to heart disease, stroke, or kidney disorder
- Stress – Stress may affect behaviors that affect Heart Disease risks such as high blood pressure, smoking, physical activity, and overeating
We believe it is important to sit down with our patients and fully discuss all of their Risk Factors with them. Our goal is to work with your Primary Care Physician and other Specialists, to develop a multidisciplinary Care Plan for Prevention.
Prevention Matters to Our Patients…
A 41 year old non-smoker, in healthy weight and with family history of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), came to Ocean Heart Group because he was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. He had been feeling unusually “tired” for several weeks and had been experiencing “irregular” heart beats prior to his appointment. After the completion of a comprehensive examination, and all necessary in-office testing, our patient’s personalized Preventative Care Plan involved the management of his heart rhythms and continued monitoring and implementation of prevention medicine for his risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
A 62-year old with a family history of stroke expressed her serious concerns about her risk for having a stroke. She is a healthy weight non-smoker with a history of high blood pressure and borderline high cholesterol. Upon completion of an in-office Carotid Sonogram (measures the amount of plaque within the artery walls), we diagnosed findings of “mild plaque” located on the walls of her Carotid Artery. Her individualized Preventative Care plan included a a low cholesterol diet and medical therapy in an effort to eliminate her risk of stroke.
Ocean Heart Group is proud to be accredited by the Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology Commissions