With more and more Americans falling ill due to heart problems, there needs to be more focus on preventative cardiology. Preventative cardiology aims to share information to catch heart issues before they become serious. This includes avoiding cardiovascular events and reducing mortality from heart-related illness by using imaging and tests to catch disease before a life-threatening event. Brookhaven Heart supports catching heart problems before they become serious. Here are a few facts about preventative cardiology.
Lifestyle Changes Make Big Differences
Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Preventative cardiology is all about looking at the aspects of your life that put you at higher risk for heart problems and attempting to minimize those risks by making changes. Talk to your specialist about lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of a cardiovascular event.
Preventative Cardiology Takes a Team
As opposed to treating a heart condition after the fact, preventative cardiology takes your doctors all working together to ensure your health is optimal. Your cardiologist should work together with your general physicians, family physicians, and other health personnel to create a full-body approach to cardiovascular health.
Early Action Saves Lives
When you take a proactive approach to preventing cardiovascular disease, your chances of survival rise substantially. The biggest risk factors for those who will suffer from heart-related illness are those who have the following:
- Overweight or obesity
- Poor diet
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive alcohol consumption
If you feel as though you are at risk and would like to talk to one of our cardiologists about preventative medicine, contact Brookhaven Heart. Call 631.654.3278 to schedule your appointment.