Cardiovascular disease refers to problems that affect your heart and blood vessels. These problems occur when your blood vessels become narrow or blocked, which increases your chance of having chest pain, heart attacks, and stroke.
Cardiovascular disease can slowly develop over many years without causing any symptoms. In fact, you might only get a diagnosis after you have a stroke or heart attack. If you do have any noticeable symptoms of cardiovascular disease, you might experience any of the following:
Dr. Allen provides screenings that measure different aspects of your heart to check for cardiovascular problems. The results of these screenings help ensure that you’re able to start managing cardiovascular disease as soon as possible, which reduces your risk of complications, such as heart attacks.
You might have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease if you have any of these risk factors:
Making changes to your lifestyle can help you maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Allen might recommend doing the following, especially if you’re at risk:
If you’re at risk of cardiovascular disease, please contact Total Care Family Practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen.
Total Care Family Practice accepts most major health insurance plans. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring a copy of your current insurance card and a Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.
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