Did you know that heart disease and related cardiovascular problems are the leading cause of death in the United States? Or that issues with your cardiovascular health can be prevented? Ernestina Agresti, DO, and Linda Agresti, DO, are primary care physicians at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., in Roseville, California, providing state-of-the-art cardiovascular prevention care. To schedule an appointment, call the office and speak with a friendly team member today.

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What is cardiovascular prevention?

Heart disease is known to cause about 610,000 American deaths every year, which is why it’s important to take care of your heart. In one day, it beats about 115,000 times and pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body.

If you have any concerns about the health of your heart, you should see the team at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., for a physical exam and a cardiovascular risk assessment. They have the knowledge, expertise, and advanced technology to test your heart’s condition.

The team can talk to you about your lifestyle and offer guidance on how to create healthy habits in your daily routine to protect your heart and promote your health.

Why is cardiovascular prevention important?

Cardiovascular disease can have a negative impact on your heart and possibly your life. You could be at risk for the following if you don’t take care of your heart:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stroke
  • Arrhythmia

The onset of heart disease typically doesn’t show signs in the early stages. If your condition worsens, you may notice swelling in your limbs, chest pain, heart flutters, and other alarming symptoms.

If you have any concerns about the condition of your heart, make an appointment with the experts at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. They can monitor your heart health and help prevent and treat heart disease so you can live a long, healthy life.

How can my doctor help with cardiovascular prevention?

When you visit Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., your provider discusses your current lifestyle practices and allows you to ask questions.

Your doctor then evaluates the condition of your heart with an echocardiogram, which takes images of your heart using sound waves. Other diagnostic testing may be used, as well.

Typical recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease might include:

  • Stop smoking
  • Manage your weight
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly

Your doctor might also recommend medications to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure if your numbers are too high. Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., offers highly personalized cardiovascular prevention plans to give you the best care and outcome possible.

If you’d like to learn more about cardiovascular prevention, call the office today for a consultation or book an appointment online.