Your heart is the engine that powers all the systems in your body, and it needs proper maintenance to function at its best. Yet, many of us overlook the necessary measures to keep our heart running smoothly until warning signs, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, give us a nudge. If these risks sound familiar, it’s not too late to take control. With lifestyle changes and professional guidance, managing your cardiovascular health can be more accessible than you think. At Capitol Cardiology Associates, we’re dedicated to helping you improve your heart health with personalized care plans. Keep reading for tips that can help you stay well long-term. 


Nourish Your Heart

A heart-healthy diet is your first line of defense against cardiovascular disease. Transforming what's on your plate can have a dramatic impact on your heart's health. Focus on consuming foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids to keep blood vessels healthy. Limit intake of processed foods, sodium, and meals that are high in trans fats, which can contribute to heart disease. What you eat fuels your body and helps to repair and maintain vital functions.

Balance Your Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your heart. Excess body weight forces your heart to work harder, leading to potential problems like diabetes and high blood which are both risk factors for heart disease. Start with setting realistic goals for weight loss and focus on small, sustainable changes to your eating habits and daily activities. For many, this might mean cutting back on sugary drinks or incorporating more vegetables into meals. It's not about short-term diets but rather long-term lifestyle changes.

Commit to Regular Physical Activities

Exercise helps control weight and reduces the chances of developing other conditions that could strain your heart so aim for around an hour and a half of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking or cycling, each week. Incorporate muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week. Any amount of movement is better than none, so start where you are and increase your activity level gradually.

Quit Smoking

If you smoke, stopping is the single most effective action you can take to improve your heart's health. Smoking is a massive cause of cardiovascular disease, and stopping can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. It's never too late to quit. Within just one year of quitting, your risk for heart disease drops dramatically. Your cardiologist can provide resources and support to help you quit smoking for good.

Are You Looking for a Qualified Cardiologist in Your Area? 

Simple lifestyle adjustments can make a strong difference in your cardiovascular health. At Capitol Cardiology Associates, we are here to support you every step of the way. With our dedicated team of professionals, personalized care plans, and ongoing support, you have the tools and guidance necessary to take control of your health. Don't wait to make your heart health a priority. Get in touch with us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with a local heart doctor

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!??