Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center
Testing for vascular health is essential to any health and wellness evaluation. Most people are familiar with the commonly elucidated risk factors which include smoking, elevated lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides, elevated blood pressure and diabetes. Family history is certainly important. Over the past few years with more in depth testing and analysis, many more risk factors and indicators have been identified. These include inflammatory indicators, reactive oxygen species tests and a number of other cardio and cerebrovascular risk indicators and contributors.
Noninvasive testing includes blood tests which evaluate many risk factors. These include an in depth blood lipids test which delves deeply into the makeup of the specific components of what is referred to as "cholesterol". This thorough cholesterol and triglyceride analysis usually explains why fifty percent of heart attack victims have been told that they have "normal cholesterol". The cholesterol types and particles and functional analysis is the only way to truly understand what's going on with blood lipids. This detailed analysis and understanding of the patient's lipids, guide Engelman Health Institute in designing an individualized lipid profile modification program to obtain optimum cardiovascular health and wellness.
Engelman Health Institute also utilizes noninvasive ultrasound testing of the carotid artery in the neck to diagnose arteriosclerosis. The results of this carotid ultrasound study have shown a high correlation with the presence or absence of coronary artery arteriosclerotic disease (the arteries that supply the heart with blood). This specialty test measures narrowing and arteriosclerotic plaque and its character.
The latest recommendation for diagnosing and treating high blood pressure is a twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring test. The blood pressure should be lower during the evening; and if it isn't that can be a significant cardiac and cerebrovascular risk factor. One of the most common causes for elevated blood pressure at night is sleep apnea. This condition is diagnosed by administering an overnight sleep study. Usually the patient has to travel to a sleep study center and stay all night and try to sleep in a strange bed. EHI employs a sleep apnea study using cutting edge technology, which allows the test to be done at the patient's home in the comfort of their own bed.
EHI has an affiliation with one of the top cardiology groups in the U.S., located in the same medical complex, to provide advanced cardiology testing such as Stress EKG, Stress Echocardiography, Coronary and body C.T. Calcium Scoring and other tests and procedures. We are happy working with the patient’s cardiology team.
Engelman Health Institute delves deeply into finding the root causes of cardiovascular disease. We employ a multi prong approach to diagnosis and treatment and have great success in preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes.
The EHI Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center is the New Standard of Excellence.