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Cardiovascular Care

Vascular Specialists located in Boynton Beach, FL

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular Care services offered in Boynton Beach, FL

Your heart works day and night to pump blood through your arteries and into every part of your body. But what happens when something goes wrong in the process? At Palm Beach Heart & Vascular in Boynton Beach, Florida, cardiologist Paul Michael, MD, provides advanced cardiovascular care with a holistic and collaborative approach. Call Palm Beach Heart & Vascular or book online today to schedule an appointment.

Cardiovascular Care Q & A

What is cardiovascular care?

Cardiovascular care includes treatments and services that evaluate or improve the health of your circulatory system. That has both your heart and your blood vessels. 

 

A functional heart contracts to pump oxygenated blood into your arteries, which deliver the blood to every part of your body. The deoxygenated blood then returns through the veins to the heart again. 

 

Complications can occur at any point in the process. Your cardiovascular health generally declines with age, but your lifestyle has a lot to do with it, too. Certain dietary factors and habits, like tobacco use or lack of exercise, can lead to various heart and vessels issues. 

Who needs cardiovascular care?

Cardiovascular care is appropriate for all forms of cardiovascular disease, a blanket term that includes numerous conditions impacting the health of your heart and blood vessels. It’s also called heart disease. 

 

Cardiovascular disease includes the many conditions that come from atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque along the walls of your veins and arteries. That buildup makes them narrower so blood cannot flow through as freely. 

 

You might also need cardiovascular care for:

 

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart valve problems
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
  • Peripheral artery disease

 

Your providers at Palm Beach Heart & Vascular strive to make accurate diagnoses and assess conditions of the heart and blood vessels regularly. At any point, they can change your treatment plan if you aren’t getting the results the team anticipates. 

What does cardiovascular care involve?

Cardiovascular care includes the many treatments and services your heart and blood vessels need to function. It can involve assistive devices, minimally invasive procedures, medications, and a range of other options, including surgery.

 

Your individualized care plan for cardiovascular disease at Palm Beach Heart & Vascular may include:

 

  • Venous ultrasounds
  • Diagnostic X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRIs)
  • Medications (e.g. anti-clotting medications, drugs for high blood pressure)
  • Pacemakers
  • Stenting
  • Defibrillators

 

In many cases, you can see great improvements in your cardiovascular health by improving your lifestyle with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Your providers may also encourage you to stop smoking and limit alcohol consumption to promote heart health. 

 

To schedule a consultation for cardiovascular care and learn about available services, call Palm Beach Heart & Vascular or book an appointment online today.