Heart disease encompasses any issue that affects the heart’s structure or function. While it may be commonly thought of as a single condition, it is actually a collection of various disorders with different underlying causes. A common type of heart disease in the U.S. is coronary artery disease (CAD), which restricts blood flow to the heart. Other types include heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), structural heart disease (congenital valve disorders), heart failure, and vascular disease.
“Optimizing heart health requires an integrated approach that addresses hormone balancing, metabolic nutrition, blood pressure control, lifestyle changes, and sleep.”
Dr. Shapiro takes a proactive, functional medicine approach to identify all possible risk factors and to screen for early signs of heart disease.
As part of your initial consultation, you can expect specific fasting blood work, EKG heart rhythm analysis, and a detailed medical history and physical exam.
This allows Dr. Shapiro to create a personalized treatment program designed to effectively prevent or reverse your risk for heart disease.
This program may include: