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Preventive Medicine

Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC

Cardiovascular Disease Specialists & Internal Medicine located in Port Arthur, TX

An estimated 121.5 million adults in the United States have heart disease. To lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiac events, the team at Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC offers preventive medicine services. The Port Arthur, Texas, office features advanced diagnostic screening technologies to evaluate your heart health. The team creates customized treatments to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of developing preventable heart diseases. To schedule a preventive medicine consultation, book an appointment online or call the office today.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine involves services that lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even if you’re not having symptoms.

Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC provides comprehensive primary and secondary preventive medicine services.

Primary prevention

Primary prevention describes services that prevent you from developing a cardiac disease.

These services focus on evaluations and treatments for people with known conditions or risk factors that can contribute to heart-related problems like angina, arrhythmias, first heart attack, and congestive heart failure.

Risk factors include family history, genetics, high cholesterol, and smoking.

Secondary prevention

Secondary prevention services focus on reducing your risk of repeated disease or events, like a heart attack or stroke.

Secondary prevention services work to prevent a recurrence of the condition and reduce the need for emergency room visits, hospitalization, and cardiac surgery.

When should I consider preventive medicine services?

The Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC team recommends preventive medicine services to anyone at risk of developing heart disease, including their age, gender, and history of heart disease. These risk factors can also include health problems like:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

If you have a family history or genetic background that increases your risk of developing heart conditions, you can benefit from the available preventive medicine services.

Not all heart conditions are preventable. But the Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC team works with you to prevent serious illness, crippling symptoms, and sudden death.

What preventive medicine strategies are available?

The prevention strategies the team at Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC use involve long-term care plans that reduce your risk of having cardiac disease.

Your preventive care plan can involve:

  • Educational resources
  • Review of treatment strategies
  • Lifestyle and dietary changes
  • Setting weight loss goals
  • Evaluation of medication therapies

The cardiology team periodically reviews your progress with your prevention plan to ensure that you’re on track with your goals. They also offer cardiac work-up services to evaluate your heart health and function on a regular basis.

To schedule a preventive medicine consultation, call Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC today or book an appointment online.