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In individuals with an increased risk of stroke, screening including a consultation with a cardiologist, a blood test for increased lipids, ultrasound of the heart and the carotid arteries and a blood pressure evaluation can be useful in determining risk. Evaluation of these risk factors can result in a program of prevention.
Stroke screening looks one of the primary causes of stroke and vascular disease: accumulation of plaque in your carotid arteries. Because this condition often has no warning signs, early detection by cardiologists are key in prevention.
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According to the National Institutes of Health the major risk factors for stroke (reasons why you should be screened for a stroke) include:
Other risk factors for stroke, many of which of you can control, include:
Depending on the results of your stroke screening, the cardiologist may recommend additional testing, or treatment.
If you have any questions for the best in class NYC cardiologist or would like to schedule a consultation or appointment please feel free to contact Dr. Steven Reisman of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and indicate which Manhattan office (Upper East Side, Cardiologists Midtown Manhattan, or Wall Street / Financial District) you would like to see the cardiologist for a cardiac consultation.
Dr. Steven Reisman is an internationally recognized cardiologist and heart specialist. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Reisman has presented original research findings for the early detection of "high risk" heart disease and severe coronary artery disease at the annual meetings of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Reisman was part of a group of doctors with the Food and Drug Administration who evaluated the dipyridamole thallium testing technique before the FDA approved it.
Dr. Steven Reisman's academic appointments include Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California and Assistant Professor at SUNY. Hospital appointments include the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the Long Island College Hospital.