Early detection of cardiac issues is a vital part of preventing serious cardiovascular events like a heart attack or stroke. At Austin Medical Group in Austin, Texas, the skilled healthcare professionals use innovative technologies like electrocardiograms (EKGs) to evaluate your heart’s health. To learn more about cardiac screening measures like EKGs, call Austin Medical Group or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.
A cardiovascular event is any disruption to the beating of your heart that causes damage. Your heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood and nutrients throughout your body. If this function is interrupted, damage or injury can occur. Cardiovascular events are also known as cardiac events, coronaries, heart attacks, and myocardial infarctions.
Conditions that can lead to a cardiovascular event include:
Cardiovascular diseases can also lead to stroke. During a stroke, blood supply is cut off to your brain and damage occurs.
Symptoms of a heart attack can vary between men and women. You might experience:
While men more commonly experience chest pain, women typically experience back or jaw pain, nausea and vomiting, and shortness of breath.
To protect your heart’s health, your doctor at Austin Medical Group administers a series of tests and evaluates certain health factors proven to indicate your risks for a serious cardiovascular event. This assessment examines your:
These risk factors enable your doctor to monitor you closely and provide specialized, personal, and preventive care to help you maintain your best health.
At Austin Medical Group, your doctor uses an electrocardiogram to evaluate your heart’s electrical activity. The combination of an EKG and your cardiac risk assessment provides a complete overview of your heart’s health.
With this information, your doctor develops a personalized healthcare strategy to protect your heart and keep your entire body as healthy as possible. Your doctor can also detect potential cardiovascular issues as early as possible, so they can implement the best treatment options.
To learn more about cardiac risk assessment and EKGs, call Austin Medical Group or book an appointment online.