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As a general cardiologist, Dr. Belardo sees patients with a spectrum of cardiovascular disease, including but not limited to high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, and valvular disorders.
How do you pick the right cardiologist for you? Focus on finding a cardiologist that practices evidence based medicine. What does this mean? A cardiologist that is able to translate scientific evidence into clinical practice, while considering the values, concerns, and unique needs of the patient directly in front of them.
This week Dr. Belardo discusses heart disease prevention: specifically, primary prevention of heart disease. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer, and up to 80% is preventable with lifestyle change? Dr. Belardo first explains how you can assess your risk for heart disease starting in your 20s. She then explains how to determine and REDUCE your heart disease risk every decade there after, from your 30s to your 90s!
It is NEVER too late to make lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, even if you already have coronary artery disease. Secondary Prevention refers to preventing heart attack and stroke in individuals who have known cardiovascular disease, through a combination of nutrition, exercise, lifestyle change, and guideline directed medical therapy.
This week, Dr. Belardo is covering the part 1 of COVID & Cardiovascular disease! Although data is still emerging every day, Dr. Belardo explains what we know so far about the cardiovascular sequelae of COVID-19. Dr. Belardo explains the difference between morbidity and mortality, and how it’s important to consider both when talking about COVID-19. She then discusses the cardiac sequelae people infected with Covid may experience, including patients who were presumed asymptomatic, as well as those suffering with “Long COVID” symptoms.
Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related death among men and the 3rd most common cause of cancer related death in women. It is highly preventable by having screening colonoscopies to remove pre-cancerous polyps.
As a general cardiologist, Dr. Belardo sees patients with a spectrum of cardiovascular disease, including but not limited to high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, and valvular disorders