Heart Failure Survival Center of America
Cardiologists located in Marinette, WI & Crivitz, WI
Preventive cardiology involves taking active measures to ensure good heart health while reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Yasser Salem and his staff have several resources at their disposal to help you protect your heart and cardiovascular system from disease. Located in Appleton, Marinette, and Crivitz, Wisconsin, the Heart Failure Survival Center of America is a state-of-the-art facility designed to help you maintain good cardiovascular health. If you’re interested in learning more, call Dr. Salem’s office to schedule a consultation.
Preventative Cardiology Q & A
Can Heart Disease Be Prevented?
Even if you have an extensive family history of heart disease, your lifestyle patterns will play an active role in how healthy your heart is. You may still suffer from some degree of heart disease, but reducing the risks associated with its onset will keep your heart as strong as possible for a longer period.
Several things can be done to reduce your risk for heart disease. They include:
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a healthy diet
- Learn how to handle your stress
- Avoid tobacco and alcohol products
- Get an adequate amount of sleep
It’s also beneficial to have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly. Preventive cardiology involves regular testing to ensure that your heart and circulatory system is functioning efficiently. Dr. Salem can identify most potential health risks by closely monitoring your heart’s activity and the efficiency of your circulatory system.
What is Preventive Cardiology?
Preventive cardiology involves carefully monitoring the health of your heart and cardiovascular system. Having your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked regularly can indicate small changes in how your heart functions and give Dr. Salem the information he needs to help keep your heart strong and operating efficiently.
If you have an extensive family history of cardiovascular disease, preventive cardiology allows you the opportunity to identify your potential risks and to maintain good heart health for as long as physically possible. Practicing preventive cardiology will allow you to protect your heart from risks that you may or may not know you’re predisposed to.
What are the Best Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease?
One of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease is to identify your potential risk factors through an extensive cardiovascular examination. If you have parents or close family members who have varying degrees of heart disease, the odds are that you may also exhibit many of the same traits.
With preventive cardiology, Dr. Salem can perform a complete evaluation and provide you with a list of possibilities you can use to reduce your potential risk of heart disease. They include:
- Regular checks with Dr. Salem
- Monitoring your blood pressure
- Monitoring your cholesterol levels
- Regular exercise
- Healthy diet
- Effectively managing any other chronic health conditions you may have
Even though it may be impossible to eliminate all potential risks, you can play an active role in maintaining the health of your cardiovascular system.