ardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. For those interested in assessing their cardiovascular risk, or for those who have suffered a cardiac event in the past and are looking to reduce their risk in the future, the Age Management Medicine specialty practice of SocolMD in Torrance, California offers a robust cardiovascular risk assessment program and comprehensive follow up to improve outcome and promote healthspan.
Advanced Cardiovascular Risk Assessments investigate the fundamentals of cardiovascular risk that are unique to the individual using advanced diagnostics, genomics and functional testing in order to create a roadmap for clients that minimizes the risk of a cardiovascular event across the lifespan.
What does the advanced cardiovascular risk assessment include at SocolMD?
The Advanced Cardiovascular Risk Assessment at SocolMD includes a broad spectrum of tests that measure risk, plus routine follow-up to drive results.
Dr. Socol customizes testing recommendation based on the needs of the individual. A highly detailed intake assessment plus physical examination factors into his recommendations.
Testing may include any combination of the following:
- Metabolic & hormonal testing
- Carotid Intima-Media Thickness testing
- Coronary Artery Calcium Score testing
- VO2 Max testing
- Advanced Lipoprotein Analysis
- Genetic testing
After testing is complete, what does SocolMD do to promote improvement?
The Performance Medicine practice at SocolMD is outcome driven, so the comprehensive plan designed by Dr. Socol and his team is mindful of patient preferences, work-life influences as well as test results.
Routine follow-up drives results. So does the opportunity to dialog with personal trainers, family members and community physicians working with the patient. Dr. Socol and his team work with all of the parties in the patient’s orbit based on the needs of the individual and their preferences.
Dr. Socol also uses routine follow-up lab testing to provide up-to-date clinical insight and reinforce patient compliance. Testing frequency depends on the needs of the individual patient.