You can avoid most cardiovascular conditions by making appropriate lifestyle adjustments such as changing your diet, exercising regularly, and losing weight. Satjit Bhusri, MD of Upper East Side Cardiology specializes in preventive cardiology and offers customized treatment as well as telehealth so you can receive your cardiac care from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Bhusri protects your heart and promotes a healthier lifestyle by using cutting-edge technologies such as mobile cardiac telemetry and remote patient monitoring. Don’t wait for signs to show before taking action. Set up an appointment for preventive cardiology in Upper East Side, NY, over the phone or request online.
What is preventive cardiology?
There are three main objectives of preventive cardiology. Your doctor will first assess your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They then assist you in preventing heart disease by devising a strategy to reduce the risk factors. Finally, they treat pre-existing conditions to prevent the growth of the disease.
When should you seek preventive cardiology?
Don’t put off seeing a cardiologist until signs arise. Rather, make an appointment with a preventive cardiology specialist if you:
o Have a family history of heart attacks, strokes, or peripheral artery disease
o Have hereditary hypercholesterolemia, which induces elevated levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
o Have a high blood pressure reading
o Have high cholesterol levels
o Don’t engage in regular exercising
o Smoke cigarettes
o Are obese or overweight
o Eat an unhealthy diet
o Have diabetes or prediabetes
If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can visit Upper East Side Cardiology for preventive care.
What services can you receive during preventive cardiology?
A physical evaluation and screening tests such as an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress examination, or vascular ultrasound are the first steps in your preventive treatment. The physician then creates a personalized care plan that includes behavioral adjustments as well as medication.
In addition, Upper East Side Cardiology offers a variety of innovative treatments, including:
Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM)
CCM is a heart failure procedure that involves sending mild electrical signals to a particular region of your heart through an implantable pulse generator. The CCM system does not interfere with the natural pacemaker in your heart. The electrical signals used during CCM strengthen your pulse.
Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT)
MCT monitors the electrical activity of your heart 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some MCT devices keep track of your heart continuously, while others record particular events. For instance, the system may be activated when you experience a symptom or begin recording whenever it detects an irregular heart rhythm.
MCTs work in real-time, sending data to a central control center where highly qualified personnel keep an eye on the running electrocardiogram for issues.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
RPM and telehealth go hand in hand. You can still receive the preventive cardiac treatment you need at home using devices that collect and send vital information to your doctor. For example, the device can take your blood pressure, oxygen levels, blood sugar, and electrocardiogram at home.
Remote Cardiac Rehabilitation
You can rehabilitate at home following a heart attack, angioplasty, or other heart operation thanks to remote monitoring and telehealth.
Complex Care Management
Depending on their diagnosis and health care needs, patients with two or more chronic illnesses receive continuous text messages and phone calls from their nutritionist or nurse.
That said, you shouldn’t wait until symptoms show to schedule your preventive cardiology appointment. To get started, call the Upper East Side Cardiology office or request an appointment online today.