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Preventative Cardiology Specialist

Vimal Nanavati, MD -  - Cardiologist

Advanced Heart Care, Inc.

Vimal Nanavati, MD

Cardiologist & Interventional Cardiologist serving National City, El Cajon, and East Lake, CA

From his state-of-the-art practice in Chula Vista, Bonita, CA, Dr. Nanavati offers patients preventive cardiology assessments and care to help identify heart disease risk factors and minimize them for better heart health now and in the future.

Preventative Cardiology

What is preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology is an area of cardiac care that's aimed at identifying potential risk factors that could make you more prone to heart disease, as well as establishing behaviors that can help you decrease your risks or avoid developing certain risk factors. Today, many cases of heart disease can be prevented if men and women understand the risks they face and how their behaviors and lifestyle choices can affect their likelihood of developing heart disease. By having a preventive cardiology exam, you can take the proactive steps that are necessary to protect your heart health and potentially prevent disease. Dr. Nanavati will use information from your exam to customize a program of care based on your specific health needs and risk factors.

What are the risk factors for heart disease?

Heart disease is associated with several risk factors, many of which can be modified and a few which can't be changed. The most common risk factors include:

  • older age

  • family history of heart disease

  • being overweight or obese

  • diabetes

  • high blood pressure

  • high cholesterol

  • smoking

  • sedentary lifestyle

  • poor diet

Knowing your risk factors is the first step in understanding what you can do to prevent disease.

How can I tell if I should seek preventive cardiology services?

If you know you have any of the above risk factors, you should definitely make an appointment for preventive care as soon as possible. And even if you don't have risk factors that you know of, making an appointment can enable Dr. Nanavati to gather baseline information that can be used to assess your risk in the future. Plus, risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol have no symptoms; having an assessment is the best way to catch those symptoms before they can cause damage.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

If you do not currently have medical insurance, no problem. If you have a diagnosis of heart disease or you think you may have heart disease, feel free to set up an introductory meeting. We have several heart care packages that allow you to receive continued Heart care with our Board Certified Cardiologist. After an initial evaluation, we can determine which package works best for your specific needs. Call us now. Don't wait for a heart attack!

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