You've been diagnosed with heart disease - now what?
Your doctor has let you know that you have some form of heart disease.
Being diagnosed with heart disease can feel overwhelming and sometimes scary. But Champion Heart and Vascular Center is here to help you create a heart disease care plan to address your heart health in a positive way.
Heart disease can mean any number of conditions. For example, you may have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or abnormal lipid levels. All of these issues are important to pay attention to since they have the potential to manifest in a cardiac event such as a heart attack, stroke, or angina.
But Champion Heart and Vascular Center can help you learn more about your cardio health, and provide various kinds of tests to help you learn more about your condition. Here are the main things to focus on after you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease.
Heart disease is very treatable, so long as you’re open to change.
Here’s the good news: heart disease isn’t necessarily permanent. And with some lifestyle adjustments, you can lessen your risk of stroke or heart attack. Your doctor may recommend any number of changes such as increasing your activity level, exercising more, managing your nutrition, and maybe even exploring medication to get you back on track. But rest assured, you can continue to live a long and healthy life so long as you’re willing to make adjustments.
Learn what kind of heart disease you have so you know how to treat it.
You’ll likely need to take several tests to learn more about your heart condition. The most common are cholesterol and lipid tests, which determine how much good cholesterol and bad cholesterol you have in your body. This also helps decipher your lipid levels, or fat levels, in your body. You’ll also want to have some kind of electrocardiogram (EKG) to determine how your heart is performing and what changes need to be made. Champion Heart and Vascular Center provides many of these tests, such as echocardiology, vascular ultrasound, stress testing, and more.
Keep in touch with your medical team to track your progress.
Your medical team will make sure you stay on track and help you maintain your progress. Let them know about any changes in your lifestyle, diet, or medication so that they can support you in every way possible. Champion Heart and Vascular Center provides many kinds of treatment options, often for much less than traditional doctors’ offices or hospitals. We can work with your doctors to make sure they have up to date information about your treatment plan.
While it can be scary to learn that you have some form of heart disease there are many things you can do to make positive changes.
And Champion Heart and Vascular Center is here to offer minimally invasive treatment options and make sure you have all the information needed to properly treat your condition.
Curious how Champion Heart and Vascular Center might help you manage your health? Contact us today, we’d be happy to help.