Cardiologist located in Pomona, Montclair, & West Covina, CA
Preventive cardiology is all about helping you avoid the serious, potentially life-threatening consequences of having heart disease. Experienced interventional cardiologist Yogesh Paliwal, MD, and his team at Indus Cardiology have three locations in Pomona, Montclair, and West Covina, California, where they deliver services that help prevent problems with your heart health. Find out more or schedule a consultation by calling Indus Cardiology today, or booking an appointment online.
What is preventive cardiology?
Preventive cardiology is an approach to looking after your heart health that focuses on helping you avoid heart disease and other preventable conditions.
Heart disease and events like heart attacks have a serious impact on quality of life, and for many people, they lead to premature death. The Indus Cardiology team helps you avoid such devastating outcomes.
Some heart problems are ones you're born with (congenital conditions), but many others are due to risk factors you have far more control over. Some of these common causes of heart disease are:
- Being overweight or obese
- Having a poor quality, high-fat diet
- Experiencing excessive, chronic stress
- Not getting enough exercise
There are also genetic tendencies to take into account, as your risk of having heart disease increases if other members of your family have had heart trouble.
What happens at a preventive cardiology consultation?
At Indus Cardiology, the team routinely follows a preventive pathway during all cardiology consultations.
They perform a physical examination and look at your personal and family medical history to begin with. You might need to undergo some screening tests too, which could include:
- Blood pressure readings
- Blood glucose measurement
- Lipid level assessment
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)
- Noninvasive stress testing
- Doppler ultrasound
These tests provide valuable information about heart function and how your blood is flowing to and from your heart.
How can I benefit from preventive cardiology?
There are several benefits to you from the preventive cardiology approach.
Firstly, having evidence that your lifestyle is affecting your heart health could give you the motivation you need to make some changes. The Indus Cardiology team can help you tackle problems like hypertension and high cholesterol and support your weight loss efforts.
Secondly, using a preventive cardiology approach means you benefit from early intervention if you do develop heart problems. The sooner you receive treatment for cardiovascular conditions, the less likely they are to result in complications and premature death.
Preventive cardiology can keep you healthy and enjoying life for longer. Schedule your cardiology consultation by calling Indus Cardiology today, or using the online booking form.