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Tru Medical Management

Heart Health

Adult Primary Care located in East Williamsburg and Clinton Hill in Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Heart Health services offered in East Williamsburg and Clinton Hill in Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in the United States, yet it’s often preventable. At offices in the Navy Hill and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, the board-certified physicians of Tru Medical Management offer expert heart health services to help you avoid cardiac problems. They also provide comprehensive care for patients with existing heart conditions. For better heart health, call your nearest Tru Medical Management office to schedule an in-person or telemedicine visit or book an appointment online today.

What is heart health?

Heart health is a vital aspect of safeguarding your well-being. Diseases affecting the heart are the leading cause of death in the United States. Taking care of your heart can help you avoid the pain, and disability cardiovascular problems cause and ensure you live a longer, more fulfilling life.

Common heart health problems include:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Heart attack
  • Heart valve disease
  • Heart muscle disease

Heart health forms part of the cardiology service offered by Tru Medical Management, alongside other specialisms such as full-service physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, and gastroenterology.

What causes heart health problems?

Some people have congenital heart problems — abnormalities they were born with, such as a hole in the heart. However, most heart disease develops in later life, very often due to an unhealthy lifestyle. The underlying causes of preventable heart disease are most likely to be:

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty material your body uses to create hormones and perform other essential functions. However, you don’t need to eat cholesterol as your body makes what it needs. Unfortunately, modern diets contain high quantities of cholesterol, which builds up in your blood vessels and sticks to the walls.

As cholesterol buildup increases, blood flow reduces, resulting in atherosclerosis (narrowed arteries). Atherosclerosis in the heart arteries causes CAD, the most common heart problem. Reduced or blocked blood flow to your heart can trigger a heart attack and lead to congestive heart failure.   

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Hypertension is another condition that affects your circulation. It means the force of the blood in your arteries is too high, which increases your risk of heart attacks and other problems like strokes and organ failure.

How can I improve my heart health?

The first step to better heart health is a comprehensive assessment at Tru Medical Management. Their cardiology specialists can run various tests to check how well your heart’s functioning and look for underlying conditions that could lead to heart problems.

After the assessment, your Tru Medical Management provider prepares a personalized treatment plan for you. This might include lifestyle changes like losing weight, getting more exercise, quitting smoking, and eating a heart-healthy diet. Some patients might require medications to improve their heart function.

To arrange your heart health assessment, call Tru Medical Management today or book an appointment online.