Cardiovascular Health Specialist

Urgent Care & IV Vitamin Infusion located in Katy, TX, and serving patients from Cypress, TX, Fulshear, TX, Brookshire, TX, Sealy, TX, Houston, TX and Richmond, TX

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Cardiovascular Health Specialist

Cardiovascular health is among the most important aspects of your overall health and wellness, and taking great care of yourself is essential for a long and healthy life. Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions in Katy, Texas, is here to help with a range of cardiovascular health services that can keep you on track for excellent heart health. Call or click the online scheduling page to book today. Walk-in visits are also available. 

What is cardiovascular health?

Your cardiovascular system is comprised of your heart and blood vessels. This system is responsible for moving blood throughout your body. Without adequate blood flow, your cells and organs cannot get the oxygen and nutrients needed to thrive. 

Cardiovascular disease includes a group of health issues that affect your heart and blood vessels. Some examples of cardiac disease include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Heart valve problems
  • Heart arrhythmias

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cardiac disease and improve your overall heart health. Partnering with a great medical care team is a good place to begin. 

What role does blood pressure play in cardiovascular health?

Each time your heart beats it pumps blood into your arteries. This pumping force places pressure on the arterial walls, which is known as blood pressure. Your blood pressure is measured both during heartbeats (systolic) and in the pause between beats (diastolic).

Blood pressure is recorded as systolic/diastolic. Readings at or below 120/80 are considered normal. Once your readings reach 130/80 you have high blood pressure, and readings above 180/120 are considered a hypertensive crisis. 

High blood pressure places an enormous toll on your heart health and overall health. Working with Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions for blood pressure evaluation and management is a great way to know your risk level and learn how to bring your readings down to healthier levels.  

Cholesterol screening is also an important part of cardiovascular health. Your body produces all the cholesterol you need, but you can take in more through food sources, which can clog your arteries and impede blood flow. 

How is cardiovascular health treated?

Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions offers comprehensive care for your cardiovascular health. They first evaluate your cardiovascular function through: 

  • An electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Blood pressure test
  • Cholesterol screening

Then, your provider may recommend lifestyle changes, nutritional counseling, or medication management to lower your readings or reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Professional medication management is a great way to ensure your drug therapy is working for you and not against you. Many people take medications prescribed by multiple practitioners. If any of the prescribing practitioners is unaware of the full range of your personal health history and medications, problems can quickly arise. 

Medication management offers a chance to review your current medications to determine if they are fulfilling their desired purpose. It’s also an opportunity to reduce the risk of negative drug interactions that can not only render your drug therapy less effective, but can also be dangerous. 

If you’d like more information about cardiovascular health services available from Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions, call today or book online to schedule a visit. Walk-in visits are also available.