Cardiovascular Health

DeArk Medical Center PLLC

Internal and Preventive Medicine Clinic located in Charlotte, NC

Cardiovascular disease involves a group of conditions that can damage your heart. With expertise in cardiovascular health of Charlotte, North Carolina’s leading internist Dr. Iyamu, MD, PhD of DeArk Medical Center, can help. Dr. Iyamu and his team provide comprehensive preventive care, as well and management of chronic heart disease-causing issues. They can help restore your cardiovascular health and improve your quality of life. Book your heart health exam by using the online scheduling feature, or by calling the clinic.

Cardiovascular Health Q & A

Am I at risk of developing heart disease?

Cardiovascular (heart) disease is an umbrella term for all types of issues that can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You have a higher chance of developing heart disease if you:

  • Have hardened or narrowed arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Have a diet high in saturated fat and sodium
  • Smoke cigarettes or are prone to secondhand smoke
  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Are overweight or under a lot of stress

You’re also more likely to develop cardiovascular disease if you have other chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or kidney disease.

What is cardiovascular health?

Cardiovascular health involves taking preventive measures to preserve your heart health or to manage conditions you may have that can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Your care plan with Dr. Iyamu could include:

  • Lowering your blood pressure
  • Losing weight
  • Reducing your cholesterol
  • Changing your diet

Because heart conditions — such as hypertension and high cholesterol — develop gradually over an extended period, it’s important to check in with Dr. Iyamu regularly to monitor your heart health.

How is heart disease diagnosed?

Dr. Iyamu and his team offer advanced screenings for heart disease. After having a thorough physical examination, Dr. Iyamu could request laboratory testing to check specific biomarkers in your blood, like cholesterol.

Evaluating your overall cardiovascular health could also include a:

  • Stress test
  • CT scan
  • Chest X-ray
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram

Because Dr. Iyamu offers so many different types of heart health screenings, you can feel confident that your custom treatment and care plan is going to help improve your cardiovascular health.

Can I get treatment for cardiovascular disease?

Dr. Iyamu has a comprehensive background in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease. To improve your heart health — as well as your overall health — he often starts you out by coaching you through lifestyle changes.

If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other chronic issues that are affecting your heart health, Dr. Iyamu might prescribe medications to resolve these underlying issues. Usually, though, you need to pair medications with a heart-healthy diet and plenty of exercise for optimal cardiovascular health.

Book your cardiovascular disease screening visit at DeArk Medical Center either through the online scheduling system or by calling the clinic.

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