At Town Center Family Practice, we have found that many patients benefit from a cardiac risk assessment. In fact, for many patients, an assessment can be a vital part of their preventative healthcare. If you have a history of health issues or have received a referral for an assessment, then reach out to us here at our clinic. We provide cardiac risk assessments in Orange City FL and for the surrounding communities.
What is a cardiac risk assessment?
This type of assessment is a series of tests and health factors that can indicate a patient’s risk of having cardiovascular issues or even a cardiovascular event, like a heart attack. The assessment is proven and effective, so we provide it here at our clinic.
The most significant risk factors and indicators tend to be found in a patient’s health history. Some of these factors and indicators include the patient’s:
- Family history
- Smoking habits
- Blood pressure
- Physical activity
- Health issues like diabetes
There are many different methods used in cardiac risk assessment. Town Center Family Practice prefers noninvasive but effective methods.
What is included in a cardiovascular screening?
Our clinic uses imaging tests, electrocardiograms (ECGs/EKGs), and stress tests like ECG stress tests or metabolic stress tests. We also use an especially effective blood test for cardiac risk assessment: the lipid profile.
The lipid profile helps us determine a patient’s risk of heart disease, and whether treatment is necessary. If treatment is necessary, then we can help you put together a treatment plan which will include some lifestyle changes and/or lipid-lowering medications such as statins. The procedure itself is a simple blood draw followed by a blood test.
There are other tests that can help with cardiac risk assessment. We can discuss the methods with you during a consultation at our clinic.
At what age should I get my cardiac risk assessment?
Patients with established cardiovascular disease or diabetes will need assessments right away and frequently. For patients without these conditions, starting at around the age of 40, they should start getting cardiac risk assessments. These patients should keep getting these assessments every 4 to 6 years. These assessments are an important part of preventative healthcare!
It’s important that you get proper advice from a true professional like Dr. Malki MD here at Town Center Family Practice. The doctor is a board-certified family physician with over 2 decades of experience, so you can have the highest confidence in his capabilities. Dr. Malki is multilingual too, so he can help you in English, French, or Spanish. He is also very caring and compassionate, which you’ll find out for yourself during your consultation.
Where can I get a cardiac risk assessment in Orange City, FL?
You can receive a full assessment right here at Town Center Family Practice. We’re located in Orange City over at 1043 Town Center Dr, Orange City, FL 32763. Our clinic doors are open to patients from the Orange City, DeBary, Deltona, and Deland areas, and beyond.
We welcome you to book a consultation with Dr. Malki! During your consultation, the doctor will go over your medical history, family history, and risk factors with you, then discuss the assessment methods in greater detail. And if necessary, he will help you put together a treatment plan that will ensure your health for many years to come. Call us today at (386) 774-0188.
Dr. Malki looks forward to speaking with you soon here at Town Center Family Practice!