Heart Health Screening

Heart Health Screening services offered via telehealth

Heart Health Screening

Heart disease kills more adults in the United States than any other disease. Taking a proactive approach to cardiac care, Zaki Lababidi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Sharolyn McClurg, NP, and the team from Cardiology At Home in Gilbert, Arizona, perform heart health screenings from the comfort of your home through telehealth or home visits. Call the office or schedule your heart health screening online.

Who needs a heart health screening?

You may need a heart health screening if you have a family history of heart disease or have health conditions that put you at risk of heart disease. Some of the risk factors that may warrant a screening include:

  • Having high cholesterol, hypertension, or diabetes
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Using tobacco products
  • Eating a diet high in fat, salt, and sugar
  • Heart disease runs in the family

Your primary care doctor may recommend a heart health screening if you have two or more risk factors for heart disease. They may also recommend a screening if you have concerning symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, or chest pain.

The purpose of heart health screening is to identify heart problems and factors that increase the risk of heart disease. Early detection and interventions may reduce your risk of developing heart disease or serious complications.

What can I expect during a heart health screening?

Your Cardiology At Home doctor explains what you can expect during a heart health screening at your consultation. 

They first gather information about your general health, including medical and family health histories, usual diet, exercise habits, and smoking history. They may request health markers like your height and weight, blood pressure, and heart rate.

If they have concerns about heart disease after gathering information, they may request additional tests, such as blood glucose and blood cholesterol levels or specific proteins linked to heart disease.

What happens if a problem is found during a heart health screening?

The Cardiology At Home team reviews the findings from your heart health screening with you. If they find a heart condition or identify any risk factors for heart disease, they educate you about the condition and your treatment options.

They also spend time talking to you about your lifestyle and the changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart disease, such as quitting smoking, getting regular physical activity, and eating more fruits and vegetables.

A heart health screening gives you control over your future health. Call Cardiology At Home today or book your heart health screening online.