Cardiovascular Disease

Direct Primary Care located in New Braunfels, TX
Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease services offered in New Braunfels, TX

It’s estimated that about half of adults in the United States have cardiovascular disease. Thomas Kay, MD, and Georgina Bustamante, MD, take a holistic and personalized approach to cardiovascular disease care at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels in New Braunfels, Texas. They focus on improving your overall health rather than just treating your disease. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to get help with your cardiovascular disease.


Cardiovascular Disease Q & A

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease is any health problem affecting the structure or function of your heart and blood vessels. These diseases are common and among the leading causes of death worldwide.

You can develop cardiovascular disease from a number of causes, including heart and/or blood vessel abnormalities present at birth (congenital) or an underlying chronic disease like hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes.

Other cardiovascular disease risk factors include tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition.

What cardiovascular disease conditions are there?

Cardiovascular disease includes many conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. These include:

  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat)
  • Heart valve disease
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Symptoms of cardiovascular disease depend on the cause. But they can include chest pain, shortness of breath, leg pain, and/or fatigue.

What can I expect during a cardiovascular disease evaluation?

You can expect a patient-centered evaluation at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels when you come in for help with cardiovascular disease. The providers take a holistic and proactive approach to health, providing the support and tools you need to improve cardiovascular health and reduce your risk of complications.

Your provider spends time getting to know you and listening to your story. They review your symptoms, medical history, and family history. They complete a physical exam and run diagnostic tests to confirm your cardiovascular disease and establish your baseline health.

What are the treatments for cardiovascular disease?

Your provider at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels customizes your cardiovascular disease treatment based on your diagnosis, symptom severity, and health goals.

The primary care providers take an aggressive approach to health, focusing on lifestyle changes that benefit heart and blood vessel health. These include eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking.

The practice also offers medical weight loss to help those struggling with weight control. Getting to a healthy weight can improve your cardiovascular health. Your provider might also prescribe medication to control any underlying health problem contributing to your cardiovascular disease.

They schedule regular follow-up visits to provide additional guidance and support and make adjustments as needed. You also have direct access to your provider by phone, text, or email when you have questions or concerns.

Direct Primary Care New Braunfels is a direct primary care practice that offers more attentive patient care. Call the office today or schedule your cardiovascular disease appointment online.