You run a company and the buck stops with you — for everything. The stress that comes with a leadership position can be significant, and you want to make sure that you’re in the best possible physical shape. If you consider that nearly half of Americans, executives or not, have heart disease, a good place to start when it comes to your health is focusing on your cardiovascular health.
At Upper East Side Cardiology, Dr. Satjit Bhusri and our team understand the stress and time constraints that come with being an executive, which is why we offer executive health care services. For your sake and the sake of your company, it pays to pay close attention to your heart health, and here's how we accomplish this.
Stress and heart disease
When all eyes are on you and the livelihoods of scores of employees hang in the balance, you need to be at the top of your game every day you go to work. The stress of being an executive can be overwhelming at times and, aside from affecting your mental well-being, it can have an effect on your heart health.
Operating in a state of heightened stress can not only lead to high blood pressure, but the American Heart Association reports that chronic stress is also associated with increased cardiovascular events.
How we can help through executive heart-health care
Through our executive heart-health services, we ensure that we leave no stone unturned when it comes to your cardiovascular health. Through extensive testing and monitoring, we can track your heart health and step in if we spot an alarming trend or change in your health.
To give you an idea of the tools at our disposal, our heart evaluations can include:
It’s all well and good to determine how your heart functions while you’re sitting in our office, but we want to know how it operates under stress. To do this, we conduct an exercise stress test that puts your cardiovascular system through the paces to see how it functions under stress.
This frontline test allows us to get a better idea of your heart’s rhythms and electrical activity.
Using ultrasound technology, we can examine the function and structure of your heart with an echocardiogram.
Carotid artery ultrasound
One of our best stroke-prevention tools is an ultrasound of your carotid artery to check for blockages.
Of course, we also track your cholesterol and blood pressure through blood testing and hypertension checks. All of these tests are not only invaluable in helping us assess your cardiovascular health, they’re also mostly painless.
Helping you lead
Depending upon what we find, a key part of our executive health care is to design customized and preventive cardiology programs that will help you avoid heart disease (or better manage an existing problem).
Through targeted exercise programs, nutritional counseling, medications, and lifestyle changes, we can help you lead more effectively, knowing your heart health is in good hands.
To learn more about our executive heart-health services, please call our New York City office on the Upper East Side at (212) 752-3464.