Upper East Side Cardiology
Satjit Bhusri, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Disease & Vein Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
You can prevent most cardiovascular diseases with lifestyle changes such as improving your diet, getting regular exercise, and losing weight. At Upper East Side Cardiology, Satjit Bhusri, MD, specializes in preventive cardiology, offering personalized treatment and telehealth so you can get your cardiac care from the comfort of home. Dr. Bhusri uses today’s most advanced technology such as mobile cardiac telemetry and remote patient monitoring to protect your heart and support a healthy lifestyle. Don’t wait until symptoms appear. Call the office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, or schedule preventive cardiac care online.
Preventive Cardiology Q & A
What is preventive cardiology?
Preventive cardiology has three key goals. First, your provider identifies your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Then they help you prevent heart problems by creating a plan to lower your risk factors. And finally, they treat existing conditions with the goal of stopping disease progression.
When should I get preventive cardiology?
Don’t wait for symptoms to appear before seeing a cardiologist. Instead, schedule a preventive cardiology appointment if you:
- Have a family history of heart attacks, stroke, or peripheral artery disease
- Have familial hypercholesterolemia, which causes high levels of LDL (“bad” cholesterol)
- Have high blood pressure
- Have high cholesterol
- Have prediabetes or diabetes
- Are overweight or obese
- Don’t get enough exercise
- Eat an unhealthy diet
- Smoke cigarettes
You should also seek preventive care at Upper East Side Cardiology if you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease.
What services will I receive with preventive cardiology?
Your preventive care begins with a physical exam and diagnostic procedures such as an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress test, or vascular ultrasound.
Then your provider creates a customized treatment plan that incorporates lifestyle changes and medications when necessary.
The providers at Upper East Side Cardiology offer several advanced therapies, such as:
Cardiac contractility modulation (CCM)
CCM is a treatment for heart failure that uses an implantable pulse generator to send mild electrical signals to a specific area of your heart. The CCM device doesn’t interfere with your heart’s natural pacemaker. Instead, the electrical signals used during CCM improve the strength of your heartbeat.
Mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT)
MCT provides 24/7 monitoring of your heart’s electrical activity. Some MCT devices continuously record your heart, while others capture specific events. For example, you may activate the device when you feel a symptom, or the device may start recording when it detects an abnormal heart rhythm.
MCTs operate in real time, automatically sending the information to a central monitoring center, where highly trained staff monitor your ongoing electrocardiogram for problems.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM)
RPM works hand-in-hand with telehealth. You can get the preventive cardiac care you need at home using devices that take essential information at home and send it to your provider. For example, you can take your blood pressure, blood sugar, oxygen levels, and electrocardiogram at home.
Remote cardiac rehabilitation
Thanks to remote monitoring and telehealth, you can rehabilitate at home after a heart attack, angioplasty, or other heart procedure.
Complex care management
Patients with two or more chronic conditions receive ongoing text messages and phone calls from their nutritionist or nurse, depending on their diagnosis and health management needs.
To schedule a preventive cardiology appointment, call Upper East Side Cardiology or book an appointment online.
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