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Heart Disease Specialist

Treken Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Family Medicine located in Atlanta, GA

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans today. But with the help of the Treken Primary Care team in Atlanta, Georgia, you can get a full evaluation of your risk factors, get an early diagnosis, and receive preventive care to help you avoid severe heart problems. The team also provides expert care and management of existing heart disease. Call the office or use the online appointment scheduler to book your appointment anytime.

Heart Disease Q & A

What is heart disease?

Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, encompasses a range of medical conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels. The most common form of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which decreases blood flow to your heart.

Other types of heart disease include the following:

  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Arrhythmia
  • High cholesterol
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Heart failure

Who is at risk for heart disease?

Many factors, including your lifestyle, family history, and age can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can also increase your risk.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of Americans have at least one of the following three key risk factors for heart disease:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking

Aside from these top conditions, several lifestyle choices can make you more susceptible to developing heart disease, such as:

  • Eating an unhealthy diet
  • Lack of exercise and physical activity
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Chewing and smoking tobacco
  • Exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke

How do you diagnose and treat heart disease?

Since early detection is key, the team at Treken Primary Care practices preventive medicine by screening for early signs of heart disease during routine checkups. This may include monitoring your blood pressure, taking blood tests, or recording your heart activity with an electrocardiogram (EKG). 

If you have heart disease, the providers at Treken Primary Care work with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific condition. 

Many types of heart disease improve with lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Eating healthy foods 
  • Getting regular exercise 
  • Quitting smoking 
  • Reducing your alcohol consumption 

If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with lifestyle changes, the team at Treken Primary Care may prescribe medications to manage your heart disease. 

If you suspect you’re at risk for heart disease, don’t hesitate to get treatment. Call Treken Primary Care or book an appointment online today.