Advancements in medical technology offer lots of information to patients and their practitioners regarding their health concerns and treatment alternatives, whether conservative, minimally invasive, or surgical. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in treating heart and vascular conditions. Dr. Syed W. Bokhari at Advanced Cardiovascular Care works closely with patients to determine what approach might be best for them. For comprehensive, top-level, individualized adult cardiology care in Riverside, CA, consult with Dr. Bokhari by calling the office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.
What to Expect During a Cardiology Consultation
During your cardiology consultation, Dr. Bokhari reviews your family health and personal history, prevailing medical needs, responds to any questions you might have, and recommends any tests that might help determine the risk factors for heart-related diseases.
The most common risk factors for vascular and heart disease include advanced age (55 for women, 45 for men) and family history of premature heart disease. Schedule an appointment with a quadruple board-certified surgeon and an expert in minimally invasive therapies, Dr. Syed Bokhari, to review your risk profile.
What Cardiovascular Screening Should You Get?
Receiving routine screenings can help Dr. Bokhari diagnoses risk factors for cardiovascular conditions before they worsen, reveal any need for treatments, and help you stay on track for an overall heart-healthy path. Some basic screenings include:
Blood pressure screening can help detect hypertension, which is generally asymptomatic but significantly reduces your risk for stroke and heart disease. In case your blood pressure falls below 120/80 mmHg, at least one test every two years from age 20 is essential. Higher blood pressure might require frequent testing, as well as medication and lifestyle adjustments.
From age 45 onwards, you should get regular blood-glucose checks every three years or more. High blood sugar levels raise your risk for prediabetes, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. If not treated, diabetes might result in adverse complications such as heart disease.
Cholesterol and Triglycerides
From age 20, target to have a fasting lipoprotein profile that evaluates your triglyceride and cholesterol levels every 4-6 years. More regular testing might be recommended if you experience risk factors for stroke or heart disease.
While this is not a typical test, discussing your lifestyle at annual and cardiovascular exams is essential. Taking a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and remaining physically active helps prevent cardiovascular disease. If you aren’t certain what adjustments to make or are struggling to keep up, discuss your concerns and habits with Dr. Bokhari.
What Cardiology Tests And Treatments Are Available?
Aside from your initial consultation, Advanced Cardiovascular Care provides a wide range of cardiological tests and procedures, including:
- Preoperative cardiac clearance
- Carotid stenting or angiography
- Peripheral intervention and vascular angiography
- Stress tests
- Aortic aneurysm repair (minimally invasive stent grafting and open-heart surgery)
- Percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac catheterization
- Varicose vein removal
- Preoperative cardiac clearance and peripheral vascular disease constellation
- ICD implantation, murmur analysis, and noninvasive vascular imaging Pacemaker
At Advanced Cardiovascular Care, INC., Dr. Bokhari and the team believe that exceptional adult cardiology care blends medical expertise, cutting-edge technology, and most importantly, compassionate, personalized care. To get started, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or use the online booking tool today.