Brought to you by Vein, Heart and Vascular Institute
While there are lots of steps you can take to minimize your risk of cardiovascular and vein disease — including getting moderate exercise each week, eating a whole food, plant-heavy diet, and avoiding prolonged sitting or standing — it’s still important to review your heart health with a cardiovascular physician every year.
“The annual health check may include an ultrasound test to evaluate vein and heart health, a cholesterol screening and electrocardiogram screening for heart health, depending on your risk factors,” says Hesham Fakhri, M.D., of Tampa’s Vein, Heart and Vascular Institute. “The annual visit is usually completed with a customized exercise and dietary plan. This, with some minor adjustments to daily habits for the upcoming year, will minimize your risk of developing any cardiovascular health problems or to help stop and maybe even reverse any heart and vein problems that may have already started.”
Dr. Fakhri specializes in interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. He focuses on the prevention of both cardiac and vascular diseases and uses state-of-the-art imaging to make a diagnosis and minimally invasive procedures to correct the problem.