Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. The importance of monitoring your heart health and learning how to prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases is crucial to your overall health and wellness. Many people only think about seeing a heart specialist when they don’t feel well, but waiting until a serious problem develops puts your health at risk. Regularly visiting a cardiologist can potentially save your life, even if you don’t think you have a problem.
A cardiologist is, simply put, a heart doctor. These physicians have specialized training and skill in diagnosing and treating issues of the cardiovascular system, and providing superior care for heart patients.
Some signs you may need to see a cardiologist are:
- If your primary doctor believes you may have a heart abnormality
- If you have a family history of heart disease
- If you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
- If you’re a smoker or diabetic, have preeclampsia during pregnancy, or are starting a new exercise program
- If you have chest pain that increases in intensity or is not relieved by rest
- Chest pain combined with cool, clammy skin or sweating; shortness of breath; nausea or vomiting; dizziness or fainting; rapid, irregular pulse; or unexplained weakness or fatigue
A trusted and competent cardiologist can counsel you on the prevention of heart disease, assess your risk of heart complications and put you back on the fast track to a full and productive life after facing harmful heart conditions.
With over 20 years experience, Dr. Ibrahim Helmy is a highly-trained and skilled cardiologists in the Los Angeles area. He provides a complete range of diagnostic services and interventional cardiac electrophysiology treatments. With three office locations for your convenience, Dr. Helmy is delighted to take even short-notice appointments and will gladly fit you in to the day’s schedule.
Don’t risk your health and life; be proactive, and call Dr. Helmy today for all of your heart health needs. Dr. Helmy and his staff look forward to helping you stay heart healthy!
Statistics source: theheartfoundation.org
Other source: healthcare.utah.edu