Arrowhead Physical Medicine
Medical Center located in Peoria, Glendale, Sun City, Sun City West and Sun City Grand, AZ
Discover Your Heart Health and Take Action! Whether you have a family history of heart disease or recently developed some risk factors for heart disease, it’s time to start taking care of your heart now. The medical practitioners at Arrowhead Physical Medicine use state-of-the-art equipment to screen you for cardiovascular issues. If there are any red flags, they can help you resolve those issues. Because your heart health is extremely important, call our office today to book your appointment. This medical clinic has a team that offers flexible scheduling arrangements even for new patients.
Cardiovascular Q & A
Specialized Heart and Nerve Testing in Arrowhead Physical Medicine
What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease?
Anyone can develop risk factors for cardiovascular disease at any age, but there are certain factors that can increase your risk. You are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease if you:
- Are over age 50
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are overweight or obese
- Have high cholesterol
- Have high blood pressure
- Are diabetic
- Do not exercise regularly
Are there screenings for cardiovascular disease?
Yes! The good news if you have any factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease is that early detection is possible through modern technology. The medical practitioners at Arrowhead Physical Medicine specialize in using the TM Flow System.
TM FLOW SYSTEM is an innovative diagnostic testing device to evaluate Small Fiber Neuropathy, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Autonomic Function. It is a combination of three tests: Heart Rate Variability, Pulse Wave Velocity, and Sudomotor Function.
Patients benefiting from the TM FLOW TEST
Patients having symptoms:
- Chronic pain, Numbness
- Pricks and Pins in feet, legs or hands suggesting:
- Small Fiber Neuropathy
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
American Heart Association (AHA)
Ankle Brachial Index Test (ABI) is recommended for all patients over the age of 50 having:
- Elevated LDL Cholesterol
- All patients over 70
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Autonomic Function Testing is recommended for all Type 2 Diabetics at the time of the diagnosis.
How can I prevent heart disease?
The sooner you know about any risk factors you might have for cardiovascular disease, the earlier you can start taking measures to prevent the disease from becoming a reality. If you start working on preventive measures right away, you can decrease your chances of suffering from heart disease. You can lessen your chances of suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, if you:
- Start exercising regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get more fiber in your diet
- Limit processed and sugary foods
- Decrease alcohol consumption
- Quit smoking
- Keep tabs on your cholesterol
- Decrease your stress levels