Should You Go For a Regular Cardiovascular Check Up?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 20, 2019

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While not everyone needs to see a cardiologist on a regular basis if you have a pre-existing cardiovascular condition, have suffered a stroke or a heart attack, you may find your physician suggesting strongly that you maintain a check-up at regular intervals to ensure heart health.

Regularly checking in on your heart can ward off potential problems before they become health threatening. Thanks to medical technology doctors are easily able to detect disease and other health conditions in their early stages.

Screenings can help you more readily take steps towards living a healthier life as well as increasing longevity.

For the average patient who does not have a specialized condition and no history of stroke or heart attack, cholesterol levels should be taken every 5 years, sugar levels checked every 3 years. If there is a risk of heart attack present a CRP (C-Reactive Protein Test) screening should be conducted every 3 years as well.

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in both men and women nationwide. Paying attention and not ignoring risk factors that we might have, such as having high cholesterol, hypertension, or diabetes or being overweight or obese can help us avoid this in our future.

If you have high cholesterol, hypertension, are overweight or have diabetes working with your doctor on a regular basis throughout the year to normalize levels and weight can go a long way in preserving your health in general but specifically your heart health.

Should you have any concerns about the health of your heart we would love to help you better understand and address them. Give our Tampa Bay, Florida office a call today at (813) 975-2800 or visit us online

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: 20/09/2019

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