Assessment & Treatment


Heart Disease Assessment and Treatment

A thorough heart disease assessment includes five important screenings:

Complete Lipid Panel Screening (High Cholesterol) 
A simple blood test measures HDL, LDL, triglycerides and total cholesterol – all important in assessing heart health.

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Screening
A simple blood test measures heart disease and stroke risk levels. CRP levels rise from infection or inflammation.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening 
A painless, noninvasive procedure where a technician uses ultrasound to check your abdominal aorta.

Glucose Screening (Diabetes)
A quick and easy blood test screening that measures blood sugar levels after eight hours of fasting to help identify diabetes.

High Blood Pressure Screening
We perform this quick, easy test at every heart screening to monitor diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

The Most Effective Treatments

Lifestyle Changes 
Whether your heart disease is mild or severe, Dr. Peterson will recommend lifestyle changes as part of your treatment. He will recommend a low-fat and low-sodium diet, at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise four or more days per week, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption.

Dr. Peterson may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure, blood thinning medication (daily aspirin therapy) or cholesterol-lowering medication.

Medical Procedures
If medication isn’t enough, Dr. Peterson may recommend a specific procedure such as angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, stent placement or coronary artery bypass surgery to clear any heart blockages.

If you need more information about the latest heart care options, please call Eastern Shore Heart Center at 251.990.1930. For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your preferred consultation time. Our heart disease assessment patients come to us from Spanish Fort, Fairhope, Daphne, Foley and Gulf Shores in Baldwin County, AL and neighboring locations in Mobile Çounty.