September 06, 2021
Today, the pandemic has had an impact on the cardiovascular health of several Peruvians, due to the consequences of contagion of COVID-19, in addition to the stress and anxiety that it causes, added to poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. For this reason, Dr. Óscar García, cardiologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information about the cardiology check-up.
What is a cardiac check-up?
It is a medical examination designed to evaluate the condition of the heart and identify the main causes of coronary risk. In addition, it helps prevent diseases or treat them at an early stage.
From what age is it advisable to have a cardiac check-up?
Controls should be carried out routinely after 40 years of age. Taking into account that more than 60% of Peruvians over 15 years of age are overweight or obese and that 1 in 5 Peruvians has hypertension. In case patients have associated cardiovascular risk factors or significant cardiovascular family history, preventive controls should be carried out as a routine from the age of 30.
What is it about?
It consists of an adequate compilation of patient information, in addition to a thorough physical examination and basic auxiliary tests, such as:
In case of additional the studies, procedures such as M.A.P.A. and Holter
5 habits to maintain a healthy heart
It is advisable to adopt the following habits so that your heart remains strong and healthy:
Dr. Óscar García
Cardiologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma