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Heart Health Screening

With today’s lifestyles becoming less physically active and more stress inducing by the day, paying attention to your heart’s health is immensely important. Manhattan Medical Arts is the perfect heart health partner. Our comprehensive heart screening program allows you and your cardiologist to proactively assess your heart health well before any cardiac disease wreaks havoc on your life.

Heart Health Screening
Heart Health Screening
Doctor Dennis Ehrich cardiologist

Heart Health is My Commitment.

Dennis Ehrich, MD, FACC.

Dennis Ehrich, M.D. is a native New Yorker, who’s returning to his Home-City. He is a Board-certified cardiologist who graduated from the SUNY College of Medicine in Syracuse.

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Heart Health Screening
At Manhattan Medical Arts

  • Carotid Artery Screening (Plaque)
    Ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries that screens for buildup of fatty plaque — one of the leading causes of strokes.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    Ultrasound is used to screen for the existence of an aneurysm (enlargement) in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening
    Uses ultrasound and blood pressure measurements to check for peripheral arterial disease (plaque build-up) in the lower extremities.
  • Atrial Fibrillation
    A quick and easy test using a 6-lead EKG designed to identify Atrial Fibrillation. Electrodes are placed on the arms and legs. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke by 5 times.

What Do Your Test
Results Mean

Interpreting the results of a heart health test can be confusing, and it’s essential to understand what the numbers mean. It’s crucial to discuss these test results with healthcare professionals, in order to create an effective action plan to manage any potential heart issues.

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blood testing

What Is Required To
Complete Your Screening

Patients who still have their test results from the previously conducted lab work can use the same, unless it was conducted 1 year (12 months) prior, in that case a new one is required.

Heart Health Self-Check

Your heart beats about 100,000 times per day. Take a few moments to learn what those beats
may be trying to tell you.

Which of these do you experience? (Check all that apply)

  • You are 40 years of age or older
  • You experience chest pain
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You experience shortness of breath or dizziness
  • You currently smoke or have a history of smoking
  • You struggle with consistent exercise
  • You regularly have the Sunday-night blues
  • You have a stressful job
  • Your family has a history of heart disease
  • You experience ongoing fatigue

Stop Taking This Quiz
and Call 911 Immediately If You

  • You think you may be having a heart attack
  • You think that you have lost consciousness
  • You are or become extremely short of breath
  • You are having chest pains

Heart Conditions
We Treat

Manhattan Medical Arts is committed to providing comprehensive care for a range of heart conditions. Our goal is to provide individualized care and support for our patients to help them achieve optimal heart health and wellness.

Acute Myocardial Infarction
Acute Rheumatic Endocarditis
Acute Rheumatic Myocarditis
Acute Rheumatic Pericarditis
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Angina Pectoris
Aortic Aneurysm
Arrhythmias
Arterial Embolism
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is heart health screening?

Heart health screening is a series of tests to evaluate your heart’s condition and detect any potential risks or issues. It includes measurements of blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other indicators to assess cardiovascular health. Additional tests like ECG or stress tests may be conducted. Early detection helps prevent heart disease and allows for timely interventions.

Who should get a Heart health screening?

Ideally, it is recommended that both men and women between the ages of 20 and 79 should start getting heart health screenings devised by their primary care physicians or cardiologists.
However, according to the health guidelines, men above 45 years of age and women above 55 years of age should undergo cardiac consultations and heart health screening if they have the risk factors listed below:

  • Elevated levels of blood cholesterol
  • Family history of cardiac pathology
  • History of diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • History of smoking or currently smoking
  • Elevated BMI
  • Sedentary lifestyle

What type of heart health screenings should you get?

The type of heart health screening you would require depends on your health condition and the presence of any risk factors. Our expert physicians at Manhattan Medical Arts offer an extensive consultation that determines the type of heart health screening required, different for each individual.

What are the next steps after the screening?

With an objective to enhance your lifestyle and target specific health goals, your physician will develop an effective action plan based on the results of your conducted screenings. In cases where additional care is required, your physician will then have you referred to a cardiologist for further treatment and follow-up.

Can you prevent a heart attack?

Yes, you can prevent a heart attack. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, managing risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and making positive changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet, you can significantly reduce your risk of experiencing a heart attack.

How does cardiac screening prevent heart attack and stroke?

Cardiac screening prevents heart attacks and strokes by detecting early signs of cardiovascular disease and managing risk factors. It helps assess heart health, enabling timely interventions and treatments to reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular events.

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