Preventive Cardiology is a specialty of medicine aimed at preventing and treating cardiovascular disease before it becomes life-threatening by identifying, correcting, where possible, and otherwise controlling risk factors such as high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, and other vascular risk factors. One of the goals is advanced lipid analysis, early detection of underlying coronary artery disease, and active prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis. By using non-invasive tests to detect signs of early damage to organs such as the heart, kidneys, and arteries, preventive cardiology also aims to prevent the progression of this “permanent organ damage.“ Preventive cardiology attempts to improve your health by correcting cardiovascular disease before damage occurs in the form of heart attacks, strokes, and congestive heart failure.
Preventive cardiology is a new specialty in cardiovascular medicine. Our prevention specialists are advanced cardiologists who can identify and reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. Plus, they can help prevent further problems in people who already have heart disease.
Based on family history, lifestyle factors, and diagnostic and laboratory findings, the Cardiology Associates of South Florida team will develop a treatment strategy for you through counseling and lifestyle optimization. Depending on your needs, medications are sometimes recommended in addition to lifestyle advice to help you find the most effective options for lowering your risk of heart disease.