Your health history is the most important indicator of your cardiac risk. We evaluate your health history to check whether your Age, Weight, Family History, Eating Habits, Blood Pressure, Diabetes and smoking habits affect the normal functioning of your heart. As part of the detailed cardiac assessment, we perform a group of non-invasive tests like Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG), a metabolic stress test etc.,
A blood test is also performed to determine your lipid profile. Lipids are an important group of naturally occurring molecules like fats, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins and waxes. At Family Medical Center - Pembroke Pines, we determine Cholesterol, HDL-Cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels. The results of your lipid profile along with your health history determines the treatment plan and follow-up, so that your cardiac risk is minimized.
Lipid management is the key to a good healthy heart. While there are drugs that effectively manage your lipids, we recommend that you adopt a healthy diet and stick to a fitness regime, customized to your health history.