Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 14, 2014
Wimbledon Health Partners (WHP), the leading on-site diagnostic testing company providing physicians’ vascular and echocardiogram testing under the Vascular Center of America (VCOA) service line, recently renewed their mission to enhance the quality of life and promote wellness. In celebration of American Heart Month, Wimbledon Health Partners is continuing to educate Americans on this highly preventable disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Vascular Centers of America provides both echocardiograms and vascular ultrasounds, both which have been used to predict heart attacks and diagnose the signs of heart disease. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type in the United States is coronary heart disease, which occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Coronary heart disease can cause heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias.
“Wimbledon Health Partners and our national Vascular Center of America testing affiliates understand the responsibility we have to educate patients about this preventable disease and the steps they can take to see if they are at risk for heart disease, stated Cardiologist, Bradley Artel, M.D.
“Taking your health serious and not ignoring potentially fatal signals your body may be giving you is important. Equally important is listening to the advice of your physician and getting regular vascular diagnostic testing if you feel you are at risk,” continued Artel.
About Wimbledon Health Partners:
Wimbledon Health Partners, a national on-site diagnostic testing organization with capabilities for diagnosing circulatory conditions that can be detected through the use of vascular ultrasound. Furthering their capabilities, nerve conduction velocity testing (NCV) is also utilized to support diagnosis of nerve involvement and manage risk. Wimbledon Health Partners is an innovative cooperative marketing and practice-enhancement program that provides physicians with the educational, compliance, and marketing tools necessary to provide quality, state-of-the-art, in-office testing procedures. For more information go to http://www.dxtesting.com or call 855-200-VCOA (8262).