Cardiovascular Health Specialists

Pacific MD

Internists located in Woodland Hills, CA

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in people of all ages and backgrounds. Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, have extensive experience in cardiovascular health and can help you take the appropriate measures to avoid serious problems.

Cardiovascular Health Q & A

What is the cardiovascular system?

The cardiovascular system incorporates the heart and blood vessels (the veins, arteries, and capillaries). Further, the arteries carry blood away from your heart to the body, while the veins bring the blood back to your heart. When put together, the entire system is responsible for:

  • Delivering oxygen and nutrients to your tissues
  • Delivering waste products to the organs that eliminate them

The importance of good cardiovascular health cannot be emphasized enough since it is responsible for the function of your entire body.

What are the risks to cardiovascular health?

Problems with the cardiovascular system generally fall under the umbrella “heart disease,” which includes:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Angina
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Congenital heart disease

These heart-related diseases are caused by a number of things, most commonly:

  • Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • High LDL (the bad cholesterol)
  • High blood pressure
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Stress and anger
  • Menopause

While risk factors like age, gender, menopause, and family history are beyond your control, you can successfully mitigate many of the other controllable conditions and behaviors that lead to heart disease.

How can I improve my cardiovascular health?

When it comes to cardiovascular health, there are a number of ways you can avoid the effects of heart disease.

  • Exercise: Engaging in activities that keep you moving and your heart pumping are critical to good heart health.
  • Diet:-Avoiding fats and sugars in favor of nutrient- and vitamin-rich food is great for cardiovascular health.
  • Weight management: The heavier you are, the harder your cardiovascular system has to work. Maintaining a normal weight is important.
  • Blood pressure management: Blood pressure can be controlled through diet, weight management, exercise, and medication.
  • Stress and anger management: Relaxation techniques helps reduce stress and anger.
  • Chronic diseases management: Controlling chronic conditions, like diabetes, through medications, diet, and exercise helps maintain heart health.

    Your doctors at Pacific MD have extensive expertise and knowledge in the field of cardiovascular health and tailor a plan to that best suits your heart needs.

    All Major Insurance Plans Accepted

    At Pacific MD, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Coventry / First Health (Assurant)
    United Healthcare