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Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA

Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health services offered in McAllen, TX

Cardiovascular Health services offered in the greater McAllen, TX area

About 50% of adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease. Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, is an internal medicine practice in McAllen, Texas, dedicated to providing the tools you need to improve cardiovascular health and reduce risk of disease and complications. Socrates Garrigos, MD, and the team take an individualized and comprehensive approach to patient care. Call the office today or schedule your cardiovascular health consultation online.

Cardiovascular Health Q & A

What does cardiovascular health mean?

Cardiovascular health is the function and structure of your heart and blood vessels. Your heart and blood vessels are responsible for pumping oxygen and nutrients to all of the organs, tissues, and cells in your body. 

Any condition that affects the function or structure of your heart or blood vessels affects the health of your entire body. 

The team at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, takes a preventive and proactive approach to health and well-being. Cardiovascular disease is common. Identifying risk factors for these diseases may prevent complications. 

I have high cholesterol. Should I worry about cardiovascular health?

Having high cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease, specifically coronary artery disease (CAD), which refers to narrowing or blockages in the arteries in the heart. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is another chronic health condition that can disrupt cardiovascular health. 

High cholesterol and high blood pressure also affect the blood vessels, making it harder for your heart to pump blood throughout your body, increasing the risk of congestive heart failure (CHF). When you have CHF, fluid builds up in your lower extremities, abdominal area, and lungs. 

Though you can’t avoid all risk factors that affect cardiovascular health, improving the management of underlying diseases and making changes to your lifestyle may go a long way toward better health.

What can I expect at a cardiovascular health consultation?

You can expect patient-centered care when you visit Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, for a cardiovascular health consultation. The team asks detailed questions about your medical and family histories and any concerns you have.

They perform a physical exam and run bloodwork through their in-house diagnostics service to evaluate cardiovascular health and screen for diseases.

What can I do to improve cardiovascular health?

The team at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, customizes your cardiovascular health plan based on the findings from your exam and history. You can improve cardiovascular health by:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Quitting smoking
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Managing hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes

The team provides you with the tools and support you need to manage cardiovascular health, whether the focus is on the prevention or treatment of heart disease.

Call Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, today or click the online booking button to schedule your cardiovascular health consultation.