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Heart Health Services in the Central Coast

Your heart is a strong organ that works hard day in and day out, pumping an average of 7,000 liters of blood a day. The heart is built to last a lifetime, and it can with proper effort. Human comforts and amenities have significantly changed the lifestyle habits the heart was built to accommodate, and it needs a little help making it through the extended lifespan modern medicine has brought us.

Heart disease is a leading killer in the United States. Our bodies were not designed to eat fatty and sugary foods on a regular basis without getting exercise. Unfortunately, high blood pressure and high cholesterol have no warning signs, leaving many people ignorant about their current cardiovascular health. It is important to have a blood pressure and cholesterol check every 2 years to maintain optimal cardiac health.

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Services

Cardiac care is a prominent service at Salinas Valley Medical Clinic. We educate patients on how to keep their heart health, perform cardiovascular health treatments through the Central Coast Cardiology facility, and perform a variety cardiothoracic surgeries.

The following are warning signs that you need a heart checkup:

  • Tight feeling in chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Feeling winded after climbing stairs
  • Heart starts pumping faster for no reason
  • Loud snoring, as this could be the result of sleep apnea which impacts your cardiovascular system
  • Constant coughing

Remember that heart disease is often called the silent killer. While you may have symptoms that hint at a problem, it is highly likely there will be no signs until it’s too late. With regular physicals you can stay on top of your heart health and remain confident that everything is working as it should.