Heart disease is a serious health threat to millions of Americans. If you have a sudden pain in your chest, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately because this can be a sign of a heart attack.
Many seniors and other adults may be suffering from an undiagnosed problem affecting the heart muscle, valves, veins or arteries. That’s why it’s so important to have your heart examined by our experienced cardiology services team – even if you feel fine at the moment. We can detect the early warning signs of heart disease, as well as dangerous arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), narrowing of the veins and arteries and heart valves that aren’t opening or closing properly.
Our cardiology diagnostic and treatment services include:
- Echocardiograms (ECHO)
- Electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG Services)
- Pacemaker checks, including battery replacements and repairs
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) services
- Stress tests
- Holster monitoring services
- Pre-operative clearances
- Post-operative cardiology care
- Lipid panel tests
- Varicose vein treatments
- Weight loss services
- Other chronic disease care for the heart
Understanding your heart’s condition is the key to effective treatment. For instance, the Primary Care Physicians of Florida cardiology services team can advise you on a healthy lifestyle that can reduce your risk of heart disease. This might include a change in the diet, an increase in physical activity or relaxation and stress-reducing techniques.
Many cardiovascular problems can be managed by medications, such as prescription drugs to treat angina pectoris or to lower your cholesterol and lipid levels, as well as provide hypertension care. Irregular heartbeats can often be treated by implanting a pacemaker or other device that sends signals to your heart muscle.
Our board-certified physicians are also experienced in interventional cardiology procedures, such as replacing or repairing malfunctioning heart valves or implanting stents to open blood vessels that have narrowed due to a lifetime’s accumulation of plaque on the walls. If you need open heart surgery, our physicians will be involved in the treatment, and provide you with the finest in personalized cardiology care after your procedure.