Cardiovascular Physical Exam
A cardiovascular physical exam, or a heart checkup, is an important step in making sure your heart is healthy. At our Beverly Hills medical office, we perform a complete cardiovascular physical exam to check the health of your heart, detect early signs of cardiovascular disease, and assess any risk factors you might have for serious heart conditions.
Why do you need a heart checkup?
A heart checkup helps you catch early signs of heart disease before they progress and cause major problems that can affect your daily life. A routine physical can identify signs of many diseases, but a heart checkup focuses on your heart and how healthy it is. During a cardiovascular physical exam, one of our specialists will perform several tests and screen for common cardiac diseases. By finding out if you have any risk factors or early signs of heart conditions like coronary artery disease (CAD), arrhythmias, or others, you can act and start adjusting your lifestyle accordingly to prevent further symptoms and complications from developing.
When should you get a heart checkup?
A heart checkup is recommended for anyone at the age of 20 and above. Most cardiologists in Los Angeles suggest that, if you have no previous heart conditions, you should book an appointment for a cardiovascular physical exam every 2 to 4 years. Depending on your risk factors, you may need to go more frequently to follow up with your doctor and closely monitor your heart.