Preventive Cardiology

Preventive Cardiology services offered via telehealth

Preventive Cardiology

You can reduce your risk of heart disease or complications from heart disease when you have the right plan. Zaki Lababidi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Sharolyn McClurg, NP, and the experienced Cardiology At Home team in Gilbert, Arizona, believe in the power of early detection and prevention for heart disease and offer preventive cardiology care. Convenience is a priority, and all appointments are conducted through telehealth or home visits. Call today or schedule your preventive cardiology appointment online.

What is preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on managing heart disease risk factors to prevent or delay heart disease and related complications. 

Heart disease is common and deadly, killing more men and women in the United States than any other disease. Though you can’t change all the factors that put you at risk of heart disease, making lifestyle changes can significantly reduce risk and improve health.

Cardiology At Home is a full-service cardiology practice with a team of doctors who specialize in preventive cardiology. They can identify the modifiable heart disease risk factors and provide the guidance and support you need to make changes to your lifestyle and health risks.

I have heart disease. Can preventive cardiology help me?

Preventive cardiology benefits anyone at risk of heart disease or diagnosed with heart disease. This includes people with severe heart disease.

The goal of preventive cardiology for people with a history of coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure (CHF), or any other heart problems is to prevent the disease from worsening.

If you recently had a heart attack, preventive cardiology can reduce your risk of having another.

What can I expect during preventive cardiology evaluation?

The Cardiology At Home team performs a risk assessment at your first preventive cardiology evaluation. During the assessment, they: 

  • Review medical and heart health history
  • Obtain family health history
  • Ask about lifestyle habits like diet and exercise

The team may also order other blood tests to check for proteins and lipoproteins linked to heart disease risk. You may also undergo an electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram so the team has a baseline reading of the structure and function of your heart.

What treatments are part of preventive cardiology?

TheC ardiology At Home team talks to you about their findings and your heart disease risk factors. Then, they discuss treatment options that address those risk factors, such as eating a balanced diet, increasing physical activity, and limiting alcohol use.

Preventive cardiology treatments may also include medical interventions to improve health conditions that affect heart health, like hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. 

Now is a good time to take steps to improve heart health. Call Cardiology At Home today or book your preventive cardiology appointment online.