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Preventive Cardiology

Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiologists, General Cardiology, Cardiology, Cardiologists & Cardiologist to Women's Health & Cardiology located in Lanham, Bowie, Camp Springs, Largo and Laurel, MD
Preventive Cardiology

Preventive Cardiology services offered in Lanham, Bowie, Camp Springs, Largo and Laurel, MD

Preventive cardiology focuses on establishing good heart health and avoiding a crisis like a heart attack or stroke. Capitol Cardiology Associates, with offices in Lanham, Bowie, Camp Springs, Silver Spring, Laurel, and Largo, Maryland, has a 30-year history of helping patients live healthier and longer through preventive cardiology. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest you to schedule your heart health screening now.

Preventive Cardiology Q & A

What is preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology helps patients reduce their controllable cardiovascular risk factors. About 80% of heart disease and strokes could be prevented. 

Preventive cardiology focuses on identifying risk factors for heart and circulatory problems and correcting them before they can progress. Some of the main controllable factors for cardiovascular disease include: 

  • Excess weight
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Poor diet, like eating a lot of fatty and sodium-laden foods 
  • Smoking 
  • Drinking excessively

Other factors can play a role as well, like your family history of heart disease. Preventive cardiology includes heart health screenings that evaluate all of these factors to detect problems in the early stages, before they can progress. 

Capitol Cardiology Associates uses a multipronged approach, helping you get healthy and stay that way so you won’t have to deal with the scary and dangerous heart and circulatory problems. 

What happens during preventive cardiology appointments?

Preventive cardiology appointments are heart health screenings that focus on identifying risk factors. Some of the different evaluations and tests you’ll need include: 

  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Diabetes screening
  • Weight and body mass index (BMI) calculation

Based on your risk factors and initial test results, your provider might recommend other tests such as an electrocardiogram (EKG), a stress test, an echocardiography, or specialized heart and vascular tests. 

While testing is a big part of preventive cardiology, the education aspect of the appointments is equally important. Your Capitol Cardiology Associates provider discusses your health issues and then works hand-in-hand with you to find a solution that helps you prevent cardiovascular disease. 

You’ll learn how to lose extra weight, lower your cholesterol, transition to a heart-healthy diet, reduce stress, and implement a regular exercise plan. In some cases, you’ll also need to take medication to manage underlying health issues and reduce your risk of cardiovascular complications. 

How can preventive cardiology benefit me?

Preventive cardiology helps you take charge of your health, which has both heart and whole-body benefits. You’ll feel better, look better, and have more confidence about your healthy future when you commit to a preventive cardiology plan.

Ultimately, preventive cardiology can help you prevent congestive heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular disease (PVD), heart attack, stroke, and other life-threatening health problems. 

To protect your heart and whole-person health, call Capitol Cardiology Associates or click on the online scheduler and make your preventive cardiology appointment now.