As a cardiology patient, you have a good idea of what you want from your cardiologist. You’re looking for a compassionate and informed physician who can help you make the best choices for your heart health. But you probably haven’t thought much about what your cardiologist hopes to get from you. While doctors go above and beyond for all their patients, there are a few things that cardiologists, in particular, would love for their patients to know.
Here are the top three things on that list:

1. Prevention Is The Best Approach
The state of the medical arts is pretty impressive, and talented cardiologists have tools at their disposal to help patients who have been diagnosed with any number of heart-related conditions. That said, early prevention of heart disease through healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise is the singularly best way to prevent illness. Many young people feel invincible, but they don’t realize that the decisions they make today will define their heart health tomorrow. Why wait until something is wrong to start focusing on your heart health? Start today by making adjustments to your diet and lifestyle and encouraging your younger friends and family member to do the same.

2. A Heart Healthy Lifestyle Should Be All-Encompassing
There are some vices that are easier for us to get rid of than others. For you, adding a regular exercise regimen to your life might be a breeze, but you have a little more trouble making smart dietary decisions. It’s important that you do your best to pursue a well-rounded healthy lifestyle by focusing on making meaningful adjustments in diet, exercise, and lifestyle. Many patients find lasting long-term success when they begin by making small, incremental changes rather than huge sweeping changes that are difficult to maintain over time.

3. We’re On Your Team
Your cardiologist is on your side! While managing your heart health may sometimes feel isolating, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do this alone. Reaching out to your medical team as well as friends and family for help in adjusting to your new heart-healthy lifestyle can make the difference between success and failure. If you have questions about your treatments, medications, or new lifestyle choices, don’t suffer in silence. Reach out to a member of your care team to get the support you need.

Maintaining heart health is key for living a long and enjoyable life, and your cardiologist wants to help you achieve that. If you’re looking to add a cardiologist to your medical care lineup, contact us today. We’d love to introduce you to a member of our talented and compassionate team.