The goal is to achieve optimal vascular health for you, thus minimizing your risk of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral artery disease. We do this with a precise analysis of your risk factors and personalized strategies that make the biggest impact on your journey.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and kills significantly more people in the United States than all types of cancer combined. Stroke is a frequent cause of significant morbidity and poor quality of life. Because the formation of plaques in your arteries is a cumulative injury over time, the sooner you start to mitigate your risk with early intervention, the better. Insurance-driven traditional primary care is often not sufficient, and these additional advanced tests are critical.
We combine advanced cholesterol lab tests, such as ApoB, Lp(a), sterol absorption, cholesterol production, and Omega-3 Index tests along with regular at-home blood pressure records. These tests are combined with an evaluation of your personal risk factors with special attention to lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, and genetics.
Optional recommended tests may include coronary computed tomography angiograms (CTA) or calcium scores. These are gold standard tests for visualizing vascular injury and may be recommended based on your overall risk profile.
Your personalized profile serves as a roadmap, pointing out potential areas of concern and serving as the basis for targeted health strategies. We may recommend vascular health interventions like:
- Lifestyle alterations (specific diets, exercise programs, social habits)
- Pharmaceutical interventions (including but not limited to cholesterol management and anti-hypertensives)
- Supplemental options aimed at bolstering vascular health (for example omega fatty acids, nitric oxide agents, methylated-B vitamins, CoQ10, and fiber as indicated)
We tailor treatment recommendations based on unique needs and circumstances. These personalized plans aim to improve vascular health parameters, decrease cardiovascular risk, and promote overall longevity.
At the conclusion of this module, you will have peace of mind that you have taken proactive steps to understand and mitigate your risk of the leading cause of preventable death.