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Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California
By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on May 7, 2017, 3:37 pm
Why Inflammation Testing for Heat Attack and Stroke Prevention is so Important
With this past May being American Stroke Month, there is no better time to reiterate the importance of preventing heart attacks and strokes in the first place, rather than trying to address lasting impacts after you’ve already suffered one. According to the American Stroke Association, a partner with the American Heart Association, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Stroke is also a leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S.
Even worse, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world, and nearly 86 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke. Even though those statistics are staggering, preventative Functionl Medicine is working to reduce those numbers drastically through focusing on stroke and heart disease prevention.
At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California, in conjunction with the California Center for Longevity and Wellness in Woodland Hills, we are proud to help our patients focus on prevention as the key to lasting health. That’s why we offer inflammation testing through the Cleveland Heart Lab.
Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Testing in Los Angeles
The purpose of heart disease inflammation testing is to provide you with a clear, comprehensive view of your cardiovascular health. At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California in Woodland Hills, we are focused on keeping you healthy through prevention of illnesses and diseases such as stroke and heart disease by ensuring you are given the best possible chance for a long and healthy life, through smart lifestyle choices, including proper nutrition, exercise, nutritional supplements and preventative testing. After all, determining your heart disease risk level is a foundational step in guarding your health and ensuring longevity
Still, when it comes to heart disease and stroke, all too often people do not pay much attention to their cardiovascular health until a medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke occurs. But with new preventative testing available, there just isn’t any reason why so many people need to suffer from these life altering conditions.
Inflammation testing is based on simple blood and urine tests, which will provide Dr. Kurtz with key indications that signify your risk for disease, tests to see if heart disease is already present, tests for levels of inflammation, and tests to see if you have plaque in your arteries, leading to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Inflammation testing at the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California, is conducted through the Cleveland Heart Lab.
Although there are certain risk factors that the American Heart Association has identified as risk factors for developing heart disease, many of those who have a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels. That’s because standard cholesterol testing without measuring inflammation, does not present a clear picture of your heart health. It is only through inflammation testing that Southern Californians, can get a full picture of their cardiovascular health.
Based upon your own potential risk for disease, or in the event that heart disease is discovered, you can begin the necessary steps to begin living a healthier lifestyle, thereby reducing the likelihood of mild cardiovascular disease going unnoticed and leading to a heart attack or stroke.
If you are concerned about your risk for heart attack or stroke, we encourage you to contact the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Allan Kurtz, founder of the California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine in Woodland Hills, CA. Through routine tests, we can help you to do your part to prevent heart disease and stroke, this month and throughout the year.
Dr. Allan Kurtz specializes in creating ideal health and longevity plans for patients of all ages. Fellowship trained in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine. The California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine and the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California was founded in Woodland Hills, CA to aid patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area in restoring and maintaining optimal health for the long term.
To schedule a consultation contact us today at 818.346.1440