If you’ve been diagnosed with potential risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a history of smoking, managing risk is the critical first step to better cardiovascular health. From lifestyle decisions such as adjusting your diet and exercise regimen to preemptive echocardiogram testing and diagnostic tests, there are several things you can do to alleviate cardiovascular concerns for years to come. We can provide you with the information you need to empower or inform your health care decisions.
Your guide to better cardiovascular health.
Monitoring your cardiovascular health requires more than just testing. We want to bring information and understanding to the forefront of your cardiac care.
Groundbreaking testing and treatment options have become the norm within the medical community over the last few decades. As specialists, ensuring our patients are empowered to comprehend and feel at ease with the decisions being made for their care is integral to our work.
At Circulate, we believe our specialists play a significant role in cardiac and vascular health while acknowledging that education and mutual understanding are key to your health.
With the help of our medical specialists, you can be made aware of any health concerns that may have already occurred and what you can expect moving forward when it comes to your health. It is important that you understand not only the issues you may be facing but the testing and treatment options that can help you live a longer, healthier life. A number of non-invasive testing options are available to you, including echocardiography, stress tests, Holter monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and ankle-brachial index calculation, which can all aid in a better and more holistic approach to addressing your cardiovascular health.
Cardiac and peripheral vascular disease are often referred to by doctors as MACE, or major adverse cardiovascular events. Whether you’ve had a myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary revascularization, hospitalization due to heart failure, or have concerns based on any number of risk factors, it can be an incredibly stressful or even frightening thing to think about. Simple life changes like exercise and diet lowering your cholesterol or taking certain medications can help to lessen the possibility of MACE in the future. We can help you better understand what you’ve experienced, what your concerns may be, and what you can expect as we work together to improve your heart health.
Maintaining your health well into your golden years involves more than just basic testing. There are five pillars of healthy aging that we refer to as the “5 Ms” – Mind, Medications, Medical complexity, Mobility, and what Matters most to the patient. With these five principles in mind, we work to assess any potentially complex medical conditions associated with aging, whether or not your Basic Activites of Daily Living (BADL) are being affected, and how we can help. We will work with you to determine your medication and testing needs as well as any family or community services that might help you better navigate your health moving forward.