Empower yourself against the nation’s leading health threat
Cardiovascular disease (or “heart disease”) is the number-one cause of American disability and death. It kills more than 800,000 people annually and accounts for more than one-third of American deaths. And 80 million Americans — a quarter of the population — have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease is potentially fatal… but preventable
A key characteristic of cardiovascular disease is the buildup of fatty substance, called “plaque,” in the blood vessels (atherosclerosis). This buildup can reduce or block blood flow and lead to chest pain (angina), heart attack, stroke or sudden death. While certain cardiovascular diseases are unrelated to it, atherosclerosis remains central to the nation’s epidemic of heart disease. Worse, by the time the problem is detected, it is usually advanced, having progressed “silently” for decades.
The good news is that heart disease is preventable through a healthy diet, an active lifestyle and avoiding smoking. But it can’t prevent a problem you may already have. And if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, extra body weight, a history of smoking, a sedentary lifestyle or a high-fat diet, you need medical care and support.
Trust focused care, dedicated professionals & unsurpassed capabilities
At Rapha Primary Care Center, we offer a unique degree of vigilance and medical capability in the primary-care setting when it comes to cardiovascular disease. For starters, Dr. Uba takes a proactive approach to minimizing risks and helping you prevent heart disease. We also have in-house testing and medical-monitoring capabilities, including:
- A Blood Lab
- Electro- & Echocardiography
- Holter Monitoring
- Carotid-Ultrasound Testing
- Peripheral-Vascular Studies
- Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound and more
Plus, we offer a medically supervised, effective weight loss program and active medical management of cholesterol and blood pressure. And we do it all with the compassion and dedication you – and your cardiovascular health – deserve.