The health of your heart
Having a balanced lifestyle (eating right and getting plenty of physical exercise) are the cornerstones of a healthy heart. However, heart diseases have a number of reasons and can affect even those who have never smoked in their life and who does everything right.
Who needs a Cardiology Technologist?
The number one reason for heart conditions is genetics: if you know that one or more of your blood relatives suffered from a heart-related illness, then you definitely need to get regular check-ups and make sure that everything is alright with you. Irrespective of how fit and healthy you feel right now, it is worth to remember that heart episodes can happen suddenly and with no previous warning signs.
If you meet one or more of the following criteria, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care provider:
- You are over 50 years old
- You have a family history of cardiac disease
- You had at least one cardiac episode in the past
At Mapleview Medical Centre, we can perform all the major cardiac tests so that you know you are alright –
- Resting electrocardiogram (ECG),
- Halter monitor
- Echocardiogram (echo),