There are four paths to healing: what you do, what you eat, how you think and what you take. But each of us is unique — one solution just won’t work for everyone. Preventive cardiology is a process of evaluating each of these four paths and finding the right balance of solutions, using testing and diagnosis to create tailored programs that can prevent and treat heart disease in Austin.
If we began to address heart disease earlier in the process, accurately assessing risk and crafting individualized programs that address the needs and unique challenges posed by each patient, how would things change? According to the CDC, it would prevent more than 200,000 deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. And we’re not just talking about the elderly — 60% of those deaths occur in people who are under 65.
You are not an actuarial table. Your past and genetic makeup are different from everyone else’s. Understanding how your unique body works is an essential part of preventive care. To understand your real risk, we employ a wide range of tools. We offer more traditional tests for metabolism, lipids and inflammation and cutting-edge tests, including non-invasive testing of endothelial dysfunction.