One reason heart attacks and strokes are still widespread in today’s society is due to the lack of preventative cardiology training given to healthcare providers.
Cardiovascular disease takes the lives of more than 2,150 Americans each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds1 and it’s still the number one cause of death in the western world.
The primary cause of heart attacks is atherosclerosis which is a disease of the artery wall. Coronary artery disease is a condition that involves the arteries that supply the heart. Coronary artery disease often has no symptoms until your first heart attack. This is why early screening is so important. When a plaque in an artery becomes too big it can block blood flow to the heart. Furthermore, when one of these plaques ruptures, a clot can form which can cause a heart attack or stroke.
The number-one killer* is still largely preventable. Chambers Clinic excels in the prevention of heart attacks and stroke. This is something relatively any medical practitioner can excel at, but with the standards of today’s healthcare and education, preventative measures are often overlooked. Preventive cardiology allows for early detection and treatment of cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease and hypertension. The goal is to stabilize or reverse the buildup of plaque in your arteries
Chambers Clinic incorporates non-invasive cardiology treatment, with alternatives to bypass surgery and angioplasty, along with safe medication reduction or reduced risk of heart failure, hypertension, and arrhythmias. Utilizing a series of biomarkers – blood and urine tests that correlate with vascular disease and events such as heart attacks and strokes – along with cholesterol and lipoprotein testing we’re able to diagnose future potential cardiology issues. By diagnosing carotid artery disease and coronary artery disease in its early stages and implementing the proper therapy, life-altering events such as heart attacks and strokes can often be avoided.
- American Heart Association. Heart and Stroke Statistics. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Heart-and-Stroke-Association Statistics_UCM_319064_SubHomePage.jsp. Accessed August 22, 2013.