Heart Health Screening

Heart Health Screening

Often, heart issues don't announce themselves with clear warnings. Heart health screenings can be critical for preventing heart diseases that have more subtle symptoms. At Capitol Cardiology Associates, we prioritize your heart's health with comprehensive screenings that empower you to take charge of your well-being. Our dedicated team of cardiology specialists uses state-of-the-art technology to provide personalized care so that each patient receives the best possible outcomes. Don't wait for symptoms to tell you something is wrong. Take action today and schedule your heart health screening with us.

Why Heart Health Screenings Are Vital

Heart health screenings are an essential element in the battle against cardiovascular diseases. They are designed to detect the risk factors and early signs of heart problems long before symptoms may appear. This early detection is important because it provides an opportunity for intervention that can prevent the onset of serious conditions such as heart attacks or strokes. Screenings can identify issues like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and other risk factors that could lead to heart disease. Addressing these risks early can help individuals make better decisions about their health, potentially leading to lifestyle changes or treatments that can drastically reduce their risk of heart disease. 

What Tests Are Included in a Heart Health Screening?

Heart health screenings involve several tests to evaluate various aspects of cardiovascular health. At Capitol Cardiology Associates, our screenings typically include:

  • Blood Pressure Measurement: High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease. Regular monitoring can help manage this risk.
  • Cholesterol Levels: A blood test will measure levels of cholesterol as well as triglycerides, which are all important indicators of heart disease risk.
  • Electrocardiogram or ECG: This test records the heart’s electrical activity and can help identify irregular heartbeats or heart damage.
  • Echocardiogram: This ultrasound test visualizes the heart’s structure and function, assessing the health of the heart valves and chambers.
  • Stress Testing: This involves monitoring the heart while you use a stationary bike or a treadmill to see how your heart handles work.

At What Age Should You Start Getting Heart Health Screenings?

The right age to begin heart health screenings can vary depending on individual risk factors, but general guidelines suggest that men should start screenings at age 45 and women at age 50. However, if you have risk factors such as family history of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or are a smoker, it's advisable to start earlier. For those with a particularly high risk, screenings might begin as early as their 30s. 

Heart Health Screening
Heart Health Screening

How Often Should You Undergo Heart Health Screening?

The frequency of heart health screenings should be personalized based on age, health status, and risk factors. Generally, if you're under 50 and have no risk factors, getting screened every 3 to 5 years is adequate. For those over 50 or with risk factors like diabetes, high cholesterol, or a family history of heart disease, more frequent screenings, perhaps annually or biennially, are prudent. As always, these intervals can be adjusted based on the results of previous screenings and changes in health status.

Is It Time for Your Next Heart Health Screening?

At Capitol Cardiology Associates, we understand that maintaining heart health is a lifelong commitment. That's why we're dedicated to providing thorough, customized heart health screenings that detect risks and help you take proactive steps toward a healthier life. Preventing heart disease starts with understanding your heart's health. Schedule your screening with us today.

Review of Exceptional Healthcare Services

Jose Mendoza

My experience with the Capitol Cardiology Associates office was outstanding. From the time I initially talked to Dr Shetty on the phone to the moment I checked out. I had a very pleasant encounter with the front desk personnel. The staff is kind, gentle and informative. Pamela was very efficient, skilled and smart.  Took time to explain the procedure and broke it down in easy terms. I recommend this group with no reservations to whoever needs a cardiologist.

Bobbie Shockley

Even the office was excited busy, the staff remains super courteous and respectful. Dr. Shetty and his students were kind and efficient. Check out is a breeze. Those with disabilities were treated with great respect. I feel well cared for here at Capitol  Cardiology.

Isatu Sesay

Dr Raj Shetty. I wanted to thank you so so much, my blood pressure is normal now praise God.All because of you, my physician cannot get it in control then he Reffered me to you. I thank God and you because it’s all in control now. May God continue to bless your hand , you are so patient.

Jeanette McQueen

I had an excellent experience at Capitol Cardiology Associates. From the moment I walked into the suite everyone was friendly and courteous. When I was taken in the back the Medical Assistant was very professional and made me feel comfortable. My Cardiologist, Dr. Venugopal, had an excellent bedside manner and reassured me that all was okay. The checkout receptionist was very helpful as well. She made sure I had all the documents I needed and provided a copy to my primary care physician. Well done guys!??

Kuron Rice

On my first visit to Capitol Cardiology Associates, the staff were punctual, professional & friendly.  I enjoyed every aspect of the visit. The lady who checks you in has high energy & is very fun. My nurse was very nice as well. But my doctor, Dr. Foushee was attentive to symptoms & asked lots of question to find out the problem & it's source. For top notch service visit Capitol Cardiology Associates!!!

Bonnie Moreland

Everyone that I had contact with in the office were so pleasant. I feel Claire, PA listened to me about my concerns. She assured me that tests will be done and we'll figure out what's going on and that I'll be feeling better soon.

James Churchill

This was my first visit to a specialist, Dr. Venugopal. While the appointment took time to get, I was greeted promptly, the staff treated me well both coming in and leaving and the doctor is one of the finest I've encountered. Not only was he informative, his professional demeanor was complemented by a a humor that matched my own, a talent not always found in potentially serious situations. I would highly recommend!

J D McCall

Dr. Forrester is very professional, competent, thorough and caring. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable & attentive.The staff are very kind, professional & attentive as well. Overall excellent place to go.

Yvonne Martinez Vega

I have had positive experience with the staff of Capital Cardiology. They are courteous, professional and efficient. Dr. Clarence Findley is fabulous. He takes his time explaining , asking questions etc. Not something one sees now a days.

Rhonda McNair

I really was sick not knowing just how sick. My PC referred me to Dr. Clarence Fendly with only three visits two office and one hospital I am great. I thank God for him. He explained everything to me where I could understand,  but he's gone now, and I am going to miss him. I feel sorry for all on this side of the earth that never had the opportunity to get his help. Where ever he's moved on to someone will be blessed. Thanks Dr. Fendley. Rhonda McNair