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Preventive Cardiology

Cardiology offered in Sacramento and Davis, CA

Preventive Cardiology services offered in Sacramento and Davis, CA

Preventive cardiology can give you the power to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and debilitating health problems. At Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates, with two offices in Sacramento and an additional location in Davis, the foremost team of preventive cardiology specialists offers the best in preventive cardiology care. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Preventive Cardiology Q&A

What is preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology is medical care that helps reduce your risk of serious heart and vascular issues. By starting preventive cardiology now, the Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates team can detect small changes early, before they worsen and lead to serious health problems or life-threatening events like a heart attack or stroke.  

Preventive cardiology allows you to take proactive steps to maintain the best cardiovascular health possible for a lifetime.

What does preventive cardiology care include?

Preventive cardiology is a joint process in which you’ll work closely with the Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates team to take control of your heart and vascular health. Some of the main aspects of this care include:


Risk assessment

Your detailed risk factor assessment considers unchangeable factors like age, genetics, and medical history, as well as controllable factors like your diet, exercise, sleep habits, and smoking.


Physical exam

Your physical exam evaluates your whole-body health but particularly focuses on your heart and vascular health. 


Screening tests

You may need tests based on age and risk factors. Blood work in the in-house lab is a routine part of preventive cardiology because it can identify problems often connected to heart health, like high cholesterol and blood sugar. You may also need advanced diagnostics and imaging, such as an echocardiogram and electrocardiogram (EKG).


Lifestyle counseling

Lifestyle counseling helps you identify and correct habits that could lead to serious health problems. Some of the areas that lifestyle counseling commonly covers include your diet, exercise, sleep, smoking, and stress levels.

Preventive cardiology care at Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates is always customized for your individual needs.

Can preventive cardiology help me if I already have heart disease?

Yes. Preventive cardiology can help anyone learn about their risk factors and establish good lifestyle habits. If you’re taking medication, have a pacemaker, or had a previous heart attack, preventing new problems becomes more vital than ever and preventive cardiology helps you do that.

It’s always best to prevent a cardiac crisis rather than treat it after you’ve already experienced serious heart damage, and that’s the exact focus of preventive cardiology. Call Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates or click the online scheduler to book your appointment today.