Whether you have a known family history of heart disease for years or recently developed some risk factors for heart disease, it’s time to start taking care of your heart now. The medical practitioners at Coastal Integrative Healthcare in Edgewater FL use state-of-the-art equipment to screen you for cardiovascular issues. If there are any red flags, they can help you resolve those issues. Because your heart health is extremely important, call the office to book your appointment. This medically integrated clinic has a team that offers flexible scheduling arrangements even for new patients.What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease?
Anyone can develop risk factors for cardiovascular disease at any age, but there are certain factors that can increase your risk. You are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease if you:
- Are over age 50
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are overweight or obese
- Have high cholesterol
- Have high blood pressure
- Are diabetic
- Do not exercise regularly
Are there screenings for cardiovascular disease?
Yes! The good news if you have any factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease is that early detection is possible through modern technology. The medical practitioners at Coastal Integrative Healthcare specialize in using the Vital System Assessment Test, or VSAT™.
VSAT™ stands for Vital Systems Assessment Test. It is a combination of three tests: Heart Rate Variability, Pulse Wave Velocity, and Sudomotor Function.
These three tests provide you and your physician with detailed information about your risk for cardiovascular and neurological disease, often before other tests would show any abnormality.
VSAT™ testing is also sensitive to changes in medication and lifestyle. It quickly reflects improvements or disease progression. This allows you and your physician to see if your treatment efforts are properly working to increase your health.
Each test is backed up by dozens of years of use and hundreds of pages of scientific study showing safety and efficacy.
VSAT™ is Fast and Pain-Free
- Performing three tests together requires only 20 minutes in your physician's office.
- No injections, blood draws or treadmills. VSAT™ only requires topically applied sensors
- A print out of your results, with plain-English explanations is provided.
The sooner you know about any risk factors you might have for cardiovascular disease, the earlier you can start taking measures to prevent the disease from becoming a reality. If you start working on preventive measures right away, you can decrease your chances of suffering from heart disease. You can lessen your chances of suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, if you:
- Start exercising regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get more fiber in your diet
- Limit processed and sugary foods
- Decrease alcohol consumption
- Quit smoking
- Keep tabs on your cholesterol
- Decrease your stress levels