We Keep Your Heart Happy and Healthy
Your cardiovascular health is paramount in your ability to lead a long and healthy life. All our exams are done by a board-certified cardiologist and not mid-level employees. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. But it is avoidable. Your diet and lifestyle choices will mitigate any genetic risk factors you might be predisposed to. Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley performs cardiovascular screenings at CVMA, as well as for patients in the surrounding area.
Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley performs cardiovascular exams. During your screening, we’ll:
Check your blood pressure
High blood pressure doesn’t typically manifest physical symptoms, so it is essential you visit Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley to have your blood pressure checked. Having it measured by a medical professional is the only way to determine whether this potential indicator of heart disease is happening.
Take a complete medical history
Your family history is critical in helping us understand the risk factors that might lead to cardiovascular disease. If you have a record of heart disease in your family, then you will need to be doubly vigilant in maintaining healthy habits.
Check your blood sugar levels
Diabetes and heart disease share similar risk factors, so a cardiovascular exam helps determine whether you need to make lifestyle and dietary changes to avoid both disorders.
Record your weight and body mass index (BMI)
Keeping a close watch on both your weight and body mass index (BMI) is one of the best ways to avoid cardiovascular disease. We use a variety of diagnostic tools to get the job done.
Ask about lifestyle factors
Our medical professionals ask a variety of lifestyle-related questions. We’ll ask whether you smoke, what your typical dietary habits are, how much you sleep each night, how much alcohol you drink and whether you exercise.
Call Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley
Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley operates differently than other facilities. One of the reasons why we’re trusted at CVMA is our ability to empathize with our patients. We take the time to get to know you and listen to what you think is wrong. From there, we take your vitals, and our physician carefully examines you before assessing your needs. In some cases, we require an ultrasound diagnostic scan to make an accurate diagnosis. Don’t delay this all-important checkup. Call today.