Preventive Heart Care

Modern Heart and Vascular Institute

Cardiovascular Specialist & Board Certified Cardiologist located in Humble, TX, Katy, TX & Cleveland, TX

dr. rajiv agarwal seeing patient at modern heart and vascular

Preventive heart care can make all the difference in the world for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Heart attacks, heart failure, coronary artery disease and other conditions cause death or serious complications for millions of people every year. 

At Modern Heart and Vascular, we believe prevention is the best medicine. Heart disease prevention seeks to stop or delay cardiovascular diseases before they cause serious harm. The sooner you detect a problem, the better. With early intervention, you can often treat a condition with more accessible, less invasive treatments. Preventive heart care allows you to avoid unnecessary surgeries and bags of medication.

When you opt for preventive cardiology care, you’re also less likely to experience serious complications or further problems down the road.

Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Disease

Modern Heart and Vascular is a patient-focused cardiovascular center. Our team of doctors and nurse practitioners uses cutting-edge technology to assess, diagnose and treat a range of cardiovascular conditions. We’re dedicated to putting our patients first, with an emphasis on early intervention. Preventive care has two primary components: cardiovascular exams and cardiac consultations.

Cardiovascular Exams

Cardiovascular exams are central to the idea of early intervention. This term encompasses a range of tests in which our heart specialists examine the body for any signs of cardiac conditions. In many cases, doctors perform cardiovascular exams when patients report physical symptoms, such as chest pain or shortness of breath.

However, many cardiovascular conditions don’t present noticeable symptoms until the issue becomes severe, or, in some cases, when it’s too late. Preventive exams with Modern Heart and Vascular allow our doctors to monitor your heart health and detect potential issues, such as plaque buildup in your arteries, that are otherwise silent threats. 

At Modern Heart and Vascular, we provide an array of cardiovascular exams that seek to detect your cardiac conditions as soon and as accurately as possible, including:

  • Electrocardiograms.
  • Echocardiograms.
  • Doppler ultrasounds.
  • Nuclear cardiac stress tests.
  • Cardiac PET scans.
  • Cardiac CT scans.
  • Ankle-brachial index tests.

Cardiac Consultations

A cardiac consultation focuses on discussing potential treatment and management options with patients. Our heart specialists can provide professional advice on various cardiovascular conditions, including what comes next after a diagnosis. Treatments can range from lifestyle changes to medication and surgery. 

Our goal is to help patients avoid unnecessary surgeries and drugs. With preventive care, lifestyle changes are often the first recommendations to prevent the onset of cardiac issues for those at risk. These changes can include:

  • Eating a healthy diet.
  • Exercising regularly.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Quitting smoking.
  • Managing stress.
  • Getting routine health screenings.

Visit Our Preventive Cardiology Clinic in Texas

Our team at Modern Heart and Vascular is here to answer all your questions about cardiac conditions and heart health. We’re committed to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease in all our patients. Contact us today for more information about preventive heart care or to schedule a consultation with a cardiologist.

This article does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you need cardiovascular care, please call us at 832-644-8930.