There are two types of prevention in cardiology. Primary prevention and secondary prevention. Primary prevention is where we focus on preventing heart and blood vessel disease before a patient ever has an event such as a heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, or needs cardiovascular procedures or surgery.
Secondary prevention involves patients who unfortunately have already experienced a cardiac event or received a cardiovascular procedure. For these patients we focus on attempting to reverse the disease process to prevent the existing cardiovascular disease from worsening or causing death.
For both types of prevention we practice precision medicine and administer state of the art cardiac testing, obtain advanced biomarkers and evaluate cardiogenomics in order to assess individual risk. We understand that each patient has individual needs and focus on a team approach (provider/patient/family) to develop a personalized plan to reach each patient’s health goals.
Some patients who would benefit from preventive cardiology are patients with: