Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Specialist

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. If you are at risk of heart problems, seeking early treatment is essential to prevent severe complications such as heart attack or stroke.
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At New York Medical Vascular Care, we serve patients of Astoria, Queens, and Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, and Marine Park/Flatlands of Brooklyn. Our highly trained medical staff offers comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessments and treatments when necessary. Schedule your assessment by phone or book online today.

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Q & A


What is a cardiovascular risk assessment?

Advanced cardiovascular risk assessments include comprehensive physical exams and diagnostic testing that determine your heart disease risk, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), heart failure, heart attack, or stroke.

The New York Medical Vascular Care team can determine if your cardiovascular risk level is slight, moderate, or high and offer treatment when necessary.


Why might I need a cardiovascular risk assessment?

Your New York Medical Vascular Care provider might recommend you undergo a cardiovascular risk assessment if you have known risk factors for heart disease. Examples include:

  • Older age
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lower extremity swelling
  • Obesity
  • Family history of heart problems
  • Physical inactivity
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Smoking
  • Chronic stress

Anyone can develop heart problems, regardless of your risk factors, which is why routine cardiovascular risk assessments are important after you reach a certain age. This is the case even if you don’t have many risk factors.


What does a cardiovascular risk assessment entail?

When you arrive at New York Medical Vascular Care for a cardiovascular risk assessment, your provider checks your blood pressure, weight, pulse, and other vital signs. They discuss your medical history and symptoms and complete a comprehensive physical examination.

Your cardiovascular specialist might recommend you undergo blood tests to check cholesterol levels, vascular imaging procedures, an electrocardiogram (EKG), or a stress test to assess your heart disease risks or diagnose a medical problem.


What are my treatment options?

Your personalized treatment for shortness of breath depends on its type, severity, and cause. Your New York Medical Vascular Care provider might recommend weight loss, altering your diet, other healthy lifestyle changes, taking certain medications, using an inhaler, allergy treatments, additional diagnostic testing, or undergoing a minor surgical procedure.

Seeing a health care professional at the first sign of shortness of breath is ideal, as it could be a sign of a serious problem.

If you or a loved one experiences shortness of breath, see the experts at New York Medical Vascular Care. Schedule an appointment by calling the office, booking online, or walking into the nearest location today.


Will I require treatment?

Your New York Medical Vascular Care provider might recommend treatments if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), or another heart-related problem. They may include:

  • Weight loss
  • Healthy eating changes
  • Getting more exercise
  • Not smoking
  • Reducing stress
  • Trying dietary supplements
  • Taking certain medications
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

PCI, also known as angioplasty with stenting, is a surgical procedure in which your provider places a thin, flexible tube (a catheter) into a narrowed blood vessel to widen it, keep it open, and stimulate better blood flow.

If you’re at risk of heart disease or experience new or unusual symptoms, don’t delay undergoing a cardiovascular risk assessment. Schedule an appointment with New York Medical Vascular Care by phone or book online today.

Do you experience leg fatigue, cramping, and pain? You might have Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Ask us how we can help today.

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