July 27, 2016

Heart disease and stroke: the importance of early detection


Did you know that having a parent or sibling with cardiovascular disease means your risk is increased by as much as 100 percent? Or, that your chance of having a stroke is increased if immediate family members have had strokes?

Heart disease and stroke impacts males and females of all ages. The key to prevention is knowing and understanding your risk factors as well as how to manage them. By sharing your medical and family history with one of our 27 experienced cardiologists, we can help create a strategy to help reduce its effects on your daily life and decide whether further testing is necessary.

At AHVI, our state-of-the art imaging and diagnostic services provide those with concerns about their risk for heart disease peace of mind and advanced warning about potentially serious cardiovascular issues. Our diagnostic services include:

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Score
  • Coronary CT Angiography
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography
  • EKG
  • PET Imaging

For more on how family history ties into your cardiovascular health, check out our Alaska Heart Beat blog post about hereditary factors and venous issues here. To make an appointment for your cardiovascular screening, call 907-561-3211.