Treatment Strategies and Prevention

“Medications may be used to treat the heart condition or to prevent progression of problems,” says Dr. Kirollos. “If needed, we perform invasive cardiac procedures such as cardiac catheterization, pacemaker placement and internal defibrillator placement.”

“We invite cardiac patients to discuss their cardiac rehab program with us,” says Dr. Gahlot. Patients develop the will to have life style change through the program.

Scientific studies have proven that eating well and taking supplements have positive influences for the human body to heal damage to the cardiovascular system. Lifestyle changes also can make a big difference in improving one’s heart condition. They include quitting smoking, exercising for 30 minutes most days of the week, eating a heart-healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screenings.

“In addition to treating the disease, we educate our patients – especially those who are at increased risk – about preventative measures,” says Dr. Kirollos. “Communicating with our patients plays an integral part in helping them to successfully recover from heart-related health problems.”