Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants
Cardiologists located in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, & West Palm Beach, FL
Cardiovascular screenings are tests for heart disease that you should get before you notice any symptoms. At Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter, Florida, cardiologists Jyoti Mohanty, MD, Narayn Pillai, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Suneet Kukreja, MD, and Matthew Klein, MD, and their team provide cardiovascular screenings to identify early signs of cardiovascular disease when it is most treatable. To book your next screening, call the location nearest to you, or use the online scheduling tool today.
Cardiovascular Screening Q & A
What is a cardiovascular screening?
A cardiovascular screening involves a series of tests for the function of your heart and blood vessels. The results give you and your providers valuable information about your cardiovascular health and can indicate potential complications before you get any symptoms.
Your cardiovascular screening may involve blood tests, imaging tests, genetic markers, or a combination of all three. The tests evaluate:
- Cholesterol levels
- Blood glucose levels
- Blood pressure
- C-reactive protein, which indicates inflammation
Depending on the results of your cardiovascular screening, your provider at Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants may recommend additional tests. They help you interpret your results, assess your risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and make healthy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
When do I need a cardiovascular screening?
You should talk to your primary care provider about when and how often to get cardiovascular screenings. The American Heart Association recommends cholesterol, blood pressure, and C-reactive protein tests, starting at age 20, and blood glucose screenings around age 45.
The frequency with which you should get cardiovascular screenings depends on the number of risk factors that apply to you. You’re at a higher risk for heart disease and may need more frequent than average screenings if you:
- Are overweight or obese
- Have family members with heart disease
- Have diabetes
- Are physically inactive
If any risk factors apply to you, the team at Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants can help you make healthy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
What can a cardiovascular screening help diagnose?
A cardiovascular screening provides many details about your heart health and cardiovascular function. These can be a valuable tool in diagnosing:
- Coronary artery disease
- High blood pressure
- Prediabetes or diabetes
- Heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Structural abnormalities
If the results of your cardiovascular screening tests are abnormal in any way, the team at Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants may tell you to get additional tests. Then, they plan your treatment or help you make changes to your lifestyle to improve your cardiovascular health.
To book your next cardiovascular screening, call Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants, or book an appointment online today.
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