Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Heart care doesn’t have to begin after symptoms arise and complications occur. The Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center at the Cardiovascular Center of Sarasota has highly skilled physician and staff, dedicated to promoting cardiovascular health through a comprehensive program that includes state-of-the-art clinical services, scientific research and educational initiatives. Whatever your level of presumed risk, our team can offer you a detailed cardiac assessment and provide you with customized tools and treatments you need to maintain a healthy heart. No physician referral is needed.

Education is a pivotal step in practicing preventive heart care. The Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center Prevention program offers a myriad of informational resources on every topic from stress management to smoking cessation. Our team will devise a program tailored to your specific needs and coach you every step of the way, from exercise regimens to nutritional counseling. Our educational efforts extend into the community with a variety of outreach programs designed to teach both children and adults the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle.

We offer the very latest in diagnostic technologies and expertise to accurately assess and treat your cardiovascular risk. These include state-of-the-art techniques to look for early disease, such as carotid intima media thickness, abdominal aorta and heart ultrasound, retinal photography. Through carefully coordinated healthy lifestyle programs, medical treatment programs and comprehensive follow-up, our CV Prevention team works to maximize your heart health and improve your quality of life.

The Cardiovascular Center’s state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center offers an 18-Point Heart Inspection, a novel series of tests that looks beyond traditional risk factors for actual evidence of disease. It is an evidence-based, scientific method that combines standard risk assessments with more advanced tests.

Under the medical direction of M. El Shahawy, MD, MS, FESC, FSCCT, FASH, FACC, FAHA, board-certified cardiologist, with subspecialty in cardiovascular disease prevention and a member of European and American Societies for cardiovascular disease prevention, our Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center team uses the latest, non-invasive heart, lung and circulation tests available.

Dr. El Shahawy has numerous publications and is lecturing nationally and internationally on cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. For more details click here.

At the Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center we have also discovered and published many novel data in the area of cardiovascular disease prevention.

Click here to see a list of all our presentations at national and international medical meetings.