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When to Get Checked

Early testing is best. Many drugs and simple procedures are now available to reduce risk, help you feel better, and avoid major surgery. Consider making an appointment with a heart or vascular specialist:

  • If you have several of the general risk factors and you are concerned about your heart or vascular health
  • If you have symptoms of heart or vascular disease
  • If your primary care doctor or a specialist recommends testing

Keep in mind: Most people are not aware they have heart or vascular disease. Often there are no symptoms or warnings before a major problem like a heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, or vessel rupture.

Fortunately there are now tests to detect heart and vascular disease earlier. There are also many new medications to control risk factors and symptoms and, if needed, nonsurgical treatments to fix the underlying problem.

Advanced Cardiovascular Care at Temple

The best way to beat cardiovascular disease is to avoid it in the first place or catch it early. That's why cardiologists and surgeons at Temple put great emphasis on prevention and early detection. We have everything you need for a full evaluation. Your therapy will be customized to meet your needs and will offer all the latest treatment options from our specialists in: