CardiologistDelray Beach, FL
The heart is a complex muscular organ of the body that requires professional and specialized treatment. Our team has the skills and experience to provide a variety of services to keep the heart in proper health. A cardiologist is a medical doctor who focuses on the cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels (veins, arteries and capillaries).
Dr. Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez, MD, FACC is a cardiologist at Florida Premier Cardiology, treating patients in Delray Beach and the surrounding area. Becoming a cardiologist requires specific education and extensive experience beyond basic medical training. The path to a healthy heart begins with a cardiovascular assessment and preventive care.
Call us at 561-325-6495 to learn how our cardiologist services and treatment methods can help you.
The Benefits of Cardiovascular Health
Your heart is working for you every second of your life. It, along with the other components of your cardiovascular system, is doing the essential job of circulating blood to all the other parts of the body. As your blood flows, it brings nutrients and oxygen to tissues and carries waste products (including carbon dioxide) away from the cells. This process keeps your body's systems running smoothly.
It may seem that your cardiovascular network is one independent structure within your body. However, all of your body's systems work together and support each other. Without a healthy cardiovascular system, other functions will quickly decline. A healthy heart and healthy blood vessels do a lot for the body, such as:
When your heart is in good shape, it pushes out an appropriate amount of blood with less effort. When your arteries are in good shape and not clogged with plaque, they can do an excellent job of delivering the oxygenated blood to the rest of your body.
Help maintain a healthy body temperature
The mechanism that your body uses to heat and cool itself is its network of blood vessels. The healthier your blood vessels are, the more efficient your body is at regulating its temperature.
Streamline your body's ability to convert food into energy
Once your digestive system breaks food down into essential nutrients and glucose, it releases them into your blood. Your blood vessels then carry these elements into your cells for storage.
Customized to Your Needs
As a cardiologist, Dr. Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez, MD, FACC will recommend specific lifestyle changes that can promote a healthier heart. Possible changes can include regular exercise, eating well and quitting smoking. However, many people struggle with these lifestyle changes, and even seemingly healthy people can have underlying heart problems without realizing it.
That is why you should monitor your heart health by getting regular medical checkups, including blood pressure evaluation and bloodwork.
When to See a Cardiologist
The heart is one of the most essential muscular organs in the body, so you should take care of it and keep it as healthy as you can. Not everyone at every stage of life will need to visit a cardiologist as part of their routine healthcare. However, multiple factors can increase the chance of cardiovascular issues, including:
- Actively smoking
- Having high cholesterol
- Having high blood pressure
- Having diabetes
- Being at risk of or having a family history of a cardiovascular disease
Any time your regular doctor refers you to another physician, such as a cardiologist for a specific concern, it is crucial that you follow up. If you think you may need to consult with someone who has extensive experience with the human heart, talk to your doctor about your concerns. Do not ignore your intuition.
If you have any of the above risk factors or if you have had heart problems (including preeclampsia or congenital heart conditions) in the past, contact us today for an evaluation.
Ongoing Support for Your Heart
Getting your heart and arteries back in shape is not merely a matter of taking a pill and getting on with your life. Whether you need medication or not, your heart health depends on ongoing monitoring and follow-up care. Many people who have a heart attack or stroke display no apparent signs of cardiovascular disease before the event, so preventive care is essential.
Ongoing monitoring by a cardiologist is even more critical if you have already had a diagnosis of heart disease, high blood pressure or a related condition. We are here to support you on your quest for better health and longevity. Let us help you find ways to stick with your preventive care or treatment plan.
Cardiology and Wellness
Our team has training and experience specific to heart and vascular health. Seeing your primary care provider is essential for your overall health, and you can think of your cardiologist as a primary doctor for your heart. We can help find cardiovascular problems before they are apparent as well as treat issues that are already known.
Call us at 561-325-6495 today to schedule a personalized evaluation with our cardiologist, Dr. Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez, MD, FACC.
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