Two leading causes of death in the U.S., heart disease and stroke, can be prevented or managed with skilled treatment and appropriate lifestyle changes. From detection to long-term management, Dr. Goff offers comprehensive heart and vascular care in a relaxed office environment. And, if you need to be under the care of a cardiologist, Dr. Goff will recommend a specialist and work with him/her to manage treatment, rehabilitation and maintenance.
To understand your cardiac risk and provide you with the best possible care, Dr. Goff and his team consider a variety of factors. Among others, these include:
- Family health history: Those with a family history of heart disease are at higher risk of developing it, themselves.
- Personal health history: Factors like tobacco use, hypertension, and high cholesterol put you at greater risk for cardiac conditions.
- Age: Those greater than 65 are at higher risk for heart problems.
- Gender: Men have a greater risk of heart disease than women.
- Activity level: Inactivity is a risk factor for coronary disease. Regular cardiovascular exercise helps to prevent future heart problems.
- Weight: Excess body fat forces the heart and vessels to work harder, raising blood pressure and increasing the risk of heart problems. Weight management is important in the treatment of coronary disease and stroke.
High Blood Pressure & Hypertension
It is possible to have high blood pressure (also called “hypertension”) for years—without even realizing it. While some people with hypertension experience facial flushing, hot flashes and insomnia, some may not experience noticeable symptoms. When left untreated, hypertension damages blood vessels, arteries and organs over time. Simple lifestyle changes and, when necessary, prescription medications, can keep your blood pressure in check and protect your heart from long-term damage.
Schedule a Cardiac Consultation Today
Conducting regular blood pressure checks and heart monitoring, Dr. Goff and his associates work to maintain your cardiac health and prevent strokes and heart attacks. When cardiac disease occurs, our team customizes a care plan that will improve your health outlook and mitigate symptoms. To request an appointment or speak with a member of our staff, call 214.879.9966 or submit your inquiry online.