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Heart and Stroke Screening

Heart and Stroke Screening

When you visit our doctors in Manhattan (Midtown or Upper East Side) for heart screening, we can assess your risk factors and which includes your family history, diabetes, your age, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure, and other lifestyle factors.

Heart disease and stroke are two of the most common causes of death in the United States, and prevention is our goal. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Your heart needs a continual supply of oxygen and blood, and without it, it will soon begin to die.

Quick treatment is essential to restore blood flow. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or is blocked, and without the blood and oxygen carried by this vessel, the brain soon begins to die. The part of the body controlled by that area of the brain will be unable to work correctly. Brain damage can occur minutes after a stroke, but prompt treatment can reduce the damage and greatly increases the chances of a complete recovery.

Based on findings, our best doctors New York internal medicine and heart screening specialists can make suitable recommendations to control existing health problems, reducing their effect on your heart health. Heart and stroke screening include diagnostic testing, referral to specialists where appropriate, and counseling for lifestyle modifications can aid in disease prevention.

Heart Screening and Stroke Screening in NYC

Your regular health provider may take some measurements such as blood pressure and body weight during routine medical appointments, but you may require more frequent testing or additional tests if you have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition, have a family history of heart disease, or already have other risk factors like high blood pressure or lifestyle choices. Some of the key tests for heart health screening and stroke screening are listed below.

Blood Pressure

Usually, high blood pressure has no symptoms and is undetectable without being measured. High blood pressure greatly increases the risk of heart disease, and normally, blood pressure should be 120/180 mm Hg. Blood pressure levels are checked at least once every two years starting aged 20, but if you already have high blood pressure, your doctor may need to check it more frequently. Often, high blood pressure is controllable with medication or lifestyle modifications.


A fasting lipoprotein profile is a blood test measuring total cholesterol levels that include LDL or bad cholesterol, and HDL or good cholesterol. Usually, a fasting lipoprotein profile is taken every 4 to 6 years from age 20, but you may need more frequent testing if you have an increased risk for heart disease. After age 40, physicians use an equation to calculate your 10-year risk of developing heart disease based on your fasting lipoprotein profile.

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