What is Concierge Medicine?
Planning your first visit to The NY Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
You'll find the information you need to get started on this page, such as a map and directions to our City office. To save you time, we've also included our new patient registration forms , which you can print out and complete before visiting our office.
Cardiovascular disease remains our leading health problem in America today. At least 42 million Americans have some form of heart or blood vessel disease. Many have no symptoms; in fact, a great many do not know that they could have a potentially life-threatening illness. More Americans will die each year of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.
How can I Prevent a Heart Attack?
Preventive cardiology is the medical specialty devoted to the early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and circulatory disorders. Our practice is committed to bringing the latest advances in the field to you. In particular, finding and preventing cardiovascular disease before a heart attack or stroke is one of the major goals of this office. The latest in vascular imaging techniques and advanced cholesterol analysis is available through the office.
Major coronary risk factors include
- A family history of heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Elevated cholesterol
- Cigarette smoking
New risk factors will be examined including
- Inflammation as measured by C-reactive protein, Myeloperoxidase, PLAC and Fibrinogen
- LDL particle number and Apo B
- Coronary calcium scoring
- Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
For new patients, please download, print, complete the following forms and bring them to your first appointment to save yourself time!
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Your First Visit to The NY Center for The Prevention of Heart Disease
The initial comprehensive evaluation will involve a minimum of 2 hours and starts with a thorough review of the patient's medical history, a physical examination and laboratory testing. This testing involves comprehensive Advanced Cholesterol Blood work. It may include an EKG , a 2D echocardiogram to look at the structure and function of your heart, a Carotid Doppler Sonogram to look at the development of cholesterol deposits in the arteries to the brain, an Abdominal Aortic Sonogram to look for the presence of an aneurysm in the aorta, and an Ankle Brachial Index to look for the presence of atherosclerotic (cholesterol) blockages in your legs. Additional testing may include Pulmonary Function Testing, Holter Monitor, or Ambulatory 24 hour Blood Pressure Monitoring.
The Advanced Cholesterol Blood work will be obtained for the most advanced and comprehensive coronary artery risk evaluation from the Boston Heart Lab or the Cleveland Heart Lab . These blood tests will look at cholesterol particles in a much more detailed and more predictive manner than the standard cholesterol tests which can miss up to 50% of people at significant cardiovascular risk. Blood tests for inflammation and genetic and metabolic factors involving sugar and insulin metabolism will be analyzed.
In preparation for your blood tests, fasting overnight is preferred. However, if your appointment is later in the day, please fast a minimum of 6 hours before your visit. Drinking water is acceptable. We suggest you bring a light snack to eat after your blood has been drawn. Bring your medical insurance information with you at your initial appointment. Please call us if you have any further questions before your visit. We look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your health goals!