Questions for Your Cardiologist

Questions for Your Cardiologist

Whether you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or another heart problem, a cardiologist can prescribe medication and/or recommend lifestyle changes to manage your condition. Fortunately, Dr. Aarmir Javaid of the Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Care, serving Kissimmee, Poinciana, FL, and the nearby region, can assist. However, it's helpful to know what questions you should ask this practitioner to better manage your condition.

What Can I Do to Better Optimize My Heart Health?

This is a general question to ask a cardiologist, no matter what heart issues you have or the severity of them. The practitioner will be able to tell you what you can do to live a longer life, prevent complications, reduce progression, and live a healthier life. 

What's the Severity of My Condition?

If your cardiologist didn't specify the severity of your condition, ask. Get a generalized idea of how severe your heart condition is. This way, you and your practitioner in Kissimmee, Poinciana, FL, or the nearby region, can help you develop a realistic understanding of your heart condition and what it means in terms of your life. 

What Signs Should I Look For?

Whenever you and your cardiologist are discussing the severity of your condition, know what signifies your condition is progressing. That way, you can visit the cardiologist for a change in treatment sooner. 

Does This Condition Make me at Risk for a Heart Attack or Stroke?

If your practitioner tells you that you have a certain condition, know what that means in terms of your chances of a heart attack or stroke. These are the first and fifth most common causes of death in the U.S., as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Therefore, it's vital to know if your condition could put you more at risk for these issues. 

My Dad Had a Heart Attack: Am I at Risk?

If one of your parents or another close relation had a heart attack, stroke, heart disease, etc., it helps to know if you're more likely to suffer from the same issue. By knowing your genetic likelihood of a heart problem, you can take steps to prevent it in the best way possible. 

What Triggered My Heart Problem?

Whether it's genetics, poor diet, lifestyle habits, or another cause, it's important to know what caused your heart problem. You can then take steps to improve your condition, even if it's not reversible. 

At the Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Care, serving Kissimmee, Poinciana, FL, and the surrounding regions, Dr. Javaid offers the area cardiovascular care. Just make sure you know the right questions to ask your cardiologist, so you get the most from your visit. Call (407) 572-8900.