Cardiovascular Health Specialist

Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC

Adult Primary Care located in Putnam, CT

If you regularly experience an abnormal heartbeat or fatigue, don’t wait to seek professional medical help. At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, board-certified adult primary care physicians Dr. Joseph J. Botta, MD, Dr. David Candow, MD & Dr. Ronald Klare, MD and the team specialize in cardiovascular health, including the diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease. To make an appointment at the practice in Putnam, Connecticut, call the office today.

Cardiovascular Health Q&A

What is cardiovascular health?

Cardiovascular health diagnoses and treats conditions that affect your heart or blood vessels. At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, the team has several critical care specialists and internists on staff, including Ron Klare, MD. These professionals have specialized training in cardiac care and regularly develop treatment plans that encourage optimal heart health. 

What conditions does cardiovascular health treat?

At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, the team uses cardiovascular health to treat various conditions, including:

  • Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries)
  • Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Pericarditis

The team also provides pacemaker management for people with arrhythmia (an abnormal heartbeat). 

What happens during a cardiovascular health appointment?

At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, a cardiovascular health appointment begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your lifestyle, including how often you exercise and if you use tobacco or drink alcohol. 

Next, your provider checks your weight, heart, lungs, and blood pressure. They also order several tests, including blood work, an electrocardiogram, and an echocardiogram.

Blood work assesses your blood for vitamins, nutrients, and hormones. An electrocardiogram monitors the electrical activity of your heart, and an echocardiogram uses high-frequency sound waves to take pictures of your heart and heart chambers. 

After collecting the necessary information, your provider makes a diagnosis and develops a custom treatment plan. 

How can I improve my cardiovascular health?

Improving your cardiovascular health typically requires a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, prescription medication, and routine check-ups. 

For example, if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, the team might recommend maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet, and exercising regularly. If these changes aren’t enough to keep your numbers in check, you might benefit from drugs like thiazide diuretics or beta-blockers.

If you have a chronic condition, like coronary artery disease, the team also recommends routine checkups. Regular visits to Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, can monitor your health over time and make adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary.

To improve your cardiovascular health, make an appointment at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, by calling the office today.