Preventive Cardiology

Preventive Cardiology

Imagine a future where you’re not questioning whether your heart beats with strength and resilience. Welcome to the realm of preventive cardiology – a transformative approach to establishing good heart health, reducing risks, and protecting yourself against crises such as heart attacks or strokes. If you're ready to take control of your heart health, exploring preventive cardiology is a pivotal step towards a healthier, happier life. Continue reading or call Capitol Cardiology Associates to learn more about preventive cardiology, its core principles, and benefits.

What is Preventive Cardiology?

Preventive cardiology is a specialized branch of medicine focused on identifying and addressing risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, and stroke. Rather than waiting for symptoms or emergencies to arise, preventive cardiology takes a proactive stance by emphasizing lifestyle modifications, early detection, and personalized interventions. The goal: promote optimal heart health.

The Core Principles of Preventive Cardiology

Preventive cardiology involves a multifaceted approach to promoting optimal heart health. 

  • Risk Assessment: At the foundation is a risk assessment. Through comprehensive evaluations, preventive cardiologists assess individual risk factors such as high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and family history of heart disease.
  • Medicine: For individuals with underlying conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, preventive cardiologists may prescribe medications to help control these risk factors and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.
  • Life-Style Adjustments: Heart-healthy habits are central to preventive cardiology. This includes adopting a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress effectively, avoiding tobacco use, and moderating alcohol consumption.
  • Behavioral Counseling: Empowering patients with knowledge about heart health, healthy behaviors, medication adherence, and strategies to maintain long-term well-being.

Perhaps the most important principle of preventive cardiology is regular monitoring. Follow-up appointments, laboratory tests, and cardiovascular assessments will help track progress, adjust interventions as needed, and ensure optimal heart health maintenance.

Why Embrace Preventive Cardiology?

Preventive cardiology aims to promote heart vitality and longevity, allowing individuals to enjoy an active, fulfilling life well into the future. Adopting heart-healthy habits and managing risk factors can lead to improved overall health, increased energy levels, enhanced mental well-being, and a better quality of life.
By addressing risk factors early and effectively, preventive cardiology helps reduce the likelihood of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events. Plus, investing in preventive measures is often more cost-effective than treating cardiovascular emergencies, reducing healthcare expenses and improving overall healthcare outcomes.

Preventive Cardiology
Preventive Cardiology

Who Can Benefit from Preventive Cardiology?

Preventive cardiology is beneficial for individuals at various stages of life from all walks of life, but some who can especially benefit from preventive cardiology include those who:

  • Have a family history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Have risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, or smoking.
  • Want to proactively manage their heart health and reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events.
  • Have experienced a cardiovascular event or are at high risk due to other medical conditions.

If you are concerned about your heart health, then call Capitol Cardiology Associates. Schedule a consultation with a local cardiologist to assess your risk factors, discuss lifestyle modifications, and create a personalized heart health plan.

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