Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston
Cardiologist & Vascular Specialist located in Tomball, TX
Heart disease affects millions of Americans and is the leading cause of death for all genders. Though you can’t prevent all types of heart disease, taking the right steps toward better health can help prevent heart disease and related complications. Dedicated to providing patients the cardiology services they need, Jamil C. Mohsin, MD, at Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston in Tomball, Texas, offers preventive cardiology. To learn more about preventive cardiology and how it can improve your health, call or book an appointment online today.
Preventative Cardiology Q & A
What is preventive cardiology?
Preventive cardiology is a service offered at Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston. For years, cardiologists have focused on treating serious heart conditions with procedures and medications.
Though medications and procedures help many, people still get sick. Preventive cardiology is an area of medicine focused on helping people avoid serious heart complications by preventing the onset of heart disease or preventing worsening of the disease and symptoms.
Am I a good candidate for preventive cardiology?
Your primary care provider and the cardiologists at Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston can help determine if you’re a good candidate for preventive cardiology.
You may be considered a good candidate if you have a:
- Family history of heart disease
- Family history of stroke or heart attack
- Heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure or high cholesterol
You may also be a good candidate for preventive cardiology at Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston if you’re overweight or obese, don’t get enough physical activity, or you’re a smoker.
What happens during a preventive cardiology assessment?
When you visit Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston for a preventive cardiology assessment, you can expect an in-depth evaluation. During your assessment, your provider:
- Reviews your personal and family history
- Asks about your diet and exercise habits
- Discusses health habits (good and bad)
- Conducts a physical exam
Your preventive cardiology assessment may also include diagnostic tests such as an electrocardiogram (EKG), stress testing, or echocardiogram, as well as a laboratory workup.
What happens after a preventive cardiology assessment?
After your preventive cardiology assessment, your provider at Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston reviews the results of your testing and develops a personalized treatment plan aimed at improving your heart health and preventing heart disease, as well as any related health complications.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Heart-healthy diet
- Exercise program that matches your fitness needs
- Smoking cessation
- Stress management
Your provider may also prescribe medication to help control various risk factors, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Most importantly, your provider at Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston spends time talking to you about your heart health and the lifestyle habits you can change to improve your heart and overall health and well-being.
To schedule your preventive cardiology assessment, call Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston or book an appointment online today.