Determining your level of risk for cardiovascular disease is integral in maintaining your health and well-being.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Many individuals are at risk due to underlying conditions, genetics and lifestyle choices. Because many of us are unaware of our risk, we recommend that individuals with any of the below criteria consider having an evaluation with our preventative cardiologists at HeartHealth.
Individuals who have:
If you have any of the above, please consider a cardiovascular evaluation. To schedule an evaluation, please call 646-962-HART (4278).
Based on your medical history, we can use calculators to estimate your risk of having a cardiovascular event over time. Risk calculators use various factors including age, sex, and race, in addition to “traditional” cardiac risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Our practice uses several common risk calculators. It is important to emphasize that risk calculators may be imperfect, especially in patients with unique risk factors. These might include a family history of early heart disease or a chronic inflammatory disorder. Therefore, it may be beneficial to consider a full cardiovascular assessment to explore your personal risk and strategies to reduce it.
Risk calculators may be of interest to you, but we caution that the results should be interpreted and reviewed by a trained clinical provider.