COR Healthcare Medical Associates
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology & Electrophysiology located in Torrance, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, San Pedro, CA, Redondo Beach, CA & El Segundo, CA
More than 30 million people in the United States have heart disease, and it kills nearly 650,000 people every year. COR Healthcare Medical Associates is the leading cardiology group in the Los Angeles South Bay area and offers cardiac risk testing to identify and treat heart disease risk factors before they cause permanent damage to the heart. To schedule your cardiac risk testing, call the offices in Torrance, San Pedro, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and El Segundo, California, or use the online booking tool.
Cardiac Risk testing Q & A
What is cardiac risk testing?
One of the best ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease is to manage those things that put you at risk.
Cardiac risk testing refers to the various tests that identify your personal risk factors. Finding and managing cardiac risk factors early helps prevent damage to your heart and improves your overall health and quality of life.
The cardiology specialists at COR Healthcare Medical Associates are committed to health promotion and offer the most advanced diagnostic tests and tools to assess heart health and provide the most innovative treatment.
Am I a good candidate for cardiac risk testing?
The cardiology team at COR Healthcare Medical Associates, along with your primary care physician, determine if you’re a good candidate for cardiac risk testing. The team bases their recommendations on many things, including your:
- Family history
- Personal medical history
- Health habits (smoking, exercise routine)
- History of diabetes or high blood pressure
Though heart disease can develop in anyone at any age, these factors put you at greater risk.
What are common cardiac risk tests?
Cardiac risk tests include various health screenings, blood tests, and diagnostic exams. Some of the testing provided at COR Healthcare Medical Associates include:
The lipids checkup is a health screening that checks the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. High blood cholesterol increases your risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
Healthy adults should get a lipids checkup every 4-6 years. You might need your lipid levels checked more often if you have a history of high cholesterol or high cholesterol runs in your family.
Blood pressure reading
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is often called a silent killer because it develops without causing outward symptoms. Checking your blood pressure during your cardiac risk test can provide valuable information about your risk of heart disease.
When left uncontrolled, hypertension damages your blood vessels and heart and increases your risk of congestive heart failure, heart attack, and stroke.
Stress test monitoring
To get a better idea of how healthy your heart is, the team at COR Healthcare Medical Associates could suggest stress test monitoring. This cardiac test assesses the electrical activity in your heart during activity and can be used to help diagnose heart conditions like arrhythmia or coronary artery disease.
Echocardiography is a diagnostic procedure the cardiology specialists at COR Healthcare Medical Associates perform at the office. The test uses ultrasound to generate images of your heart to assess its structure and function.
Vascular ultrasound looks at the flow of blood through your blood vessels to look for blockages or damage that could impair blood circulation.
COR Healthcare Medical Associates includes board-certified electrophysiologists who also perform special cardiac testing to assess for arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats).
To schedule your cardiac testing at the leading cardiology group in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, call the office or click the online booking button today.
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