Cardiovascular Risk Screening
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in adults in the US. People may have ongoing heart disease even without symptoms. In some people the first manifestation of heart disease is a heart attack or even sudden cardiac death. Because of these facts, it is important to routinely screen for heart disease particularly in those patients that have risk factors that can be modified. At Buckhead Medicine we emphasize yearly cardiovascular disease screening and risk stratification. Screening includes but is not limited to blood pressure measurement, EKG testing, cholesterol screening, cardiac CRP testing and in certain cases CT calcium score measurements, 2D echo-cardiogram and exercise or nuclear stress tests.