When Should You Start Seeing a Cardiologist?

When Should You Start Seeing a Cardiologist?

If you’re one of the nearly half of adults in the United States who has a cardiovascular disease, seeing a specialist regularly is vital. But that’s not the only reason to seek out care.

Tending to your health through cardiology exams can also play an important role in preventing potentially fatal cardiovascular-related events.

At Advanced Cardiac Care, PLLC in the Ozone Park area of Queens, New York, board-certified cardiologist Dr. Michael Avaricio provides exceptional, compassionate cardiac care for people of all ages.

Here are a few signs it’s time to start seeking cardiology care, potentially on an ongoing basis.

You hold risk factors for heart disease

While most anyone can benefit from a cardiology checkup, routine visits may be especially important if you hold risk factors for heart disease, such as:

Holding two or more of these risk factors make cardiology care even more important. 

You’re experiencing symptoms

Regardless of your heart disease risk factors, cardiology care is important if or when you notice potential symptoms of a heart or arterial problem. 

While some conditions, like high blood pressure, can occur without causing noticeable signs, heart-related symptoms to take seriously include:

If you experience sudden, severe, or multiple symptoms, seek emergency care.

You have an existing (or history of a) cardiovascular condition

If you had a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, or were told that you have high blood pressure, seeing a cardiologist routinely can help ensure your health and safety moving forward. Even if you’re in an overall healthy place now, as far as your heart and arteries go, any presence or history of a heart-related condition is a valuable reason to embrace our care.

Many cardiovascular conditions are quite treatable. On top of that, delaying treatment can put your health – and even your life – at risk. Clogged arteries, for example, often worsen over time. So the longer you wait to seek care, the greater your risk becomes of a dangerous cardiovascular event.

Exams and treatments we provide

At Advanced Cardiac Care, PLLC, Dr. Avaricio and his team provide a broad range of tests and treatments to help keep you as healthy as possible. We can monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels through routine tests, for example. 

We may also recommend an electrocardiogram (EKG), a noninvasive test that measures your heart’s electrical activity to assess or diagnose various conditions. We’ll also discuss any symptoms you’re experiencing so we can get to the root of them and create a customized treatment plan.

To learn more about cardiology care or get started with the treatment you need, call our office or request an appointment through our website today. 

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