A thorough heart disease assessment includes these five important screenings:
A simple blood test measures cholesterol levels including HDL, LDL, triglycerides and total cholesterol – all important in assessing heart health.
A simple blood test measures heart disease and stroke risk levels. CRP levels rise from infection or inflammation.
A painless, noninvasive procedure where a technician uses ultrasound to check your abdominal aorta.
A quick and easy blood test screening that measures blood glucose levels after eight hours of fasting to help identify diabetes.
We perform this quick, easy test at every heart screening to monitor diastolic and systolic blood pressure.
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.
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 form to book your preferred consultation time. Our heart disease assessment patients come to us from Fairhope, Daphne, Foley and Point Clear in Baldwin County, AL and neighboring Prichard in Mobile Çounty.