Cardiovascular Health

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in New Port Richey, FL
Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health services offered in New Port Richey, FL

Cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of long-term health complications and death in the United States. With a dedication to providing individualized patient care, Wael Faltas, MD, delivers comprehensive cardiovascular health care at Clinic Time in New Port Richey, Florida. Prevention and early intervention are essential for protecting your cardiovascular health. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Cardiovascular Health Q&A

What is cardiovascular health?

The cardiovascular system includes the heart, blood vessels, and blood circulating throughout your body. Maintaining optimal cardiovascular health is essential to reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases, ensure your organs and tissues receive enough oxygen and nutrients, and improve your overall quality of life.

Are there different types of cardiovascular health problems?

Dr. Faltas works with you to prevent, diagnose, and treat many cardiovascular diseases, such as:

Coronary artery disease 

Coronary artery disease occurs when plaque, a collection of cholesterol, sticks to the artery walls and restricts blood flow to the heart. 


Hypertension is long-lasting high blood pressure. It develops when the blood’s force against the artery walls is too strong, increasing your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.


Strokes develop when blood clots or bleeding suddenly disrupt blood flow to the brain, which can cause paralysis, memory problems, coordination difficulties, and other significant symptoms.

Heart failure

Heart failure means the heart isn’t strong enough to pump blood efficiently.
Dr. Faltas also treats peripheral artery disease, heart failure, and other cardiovascular health concerns.

What are the signs of cardiovascular health problems?

Cardiovascular symptoms can manifest in different ways depending on the type and severity of your health concern. Telltale signs of cardiovascular disease typically include:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Lightheadedness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Significant fatigue
  • Bluish or pale skin

The earlier you spot the warning signs of cardiovascular health problems, the more likely you are to receive an early diagnosis and treatment.

Who is prone to cardiovascular health problems?

While anybody can develop cardiovascular disease, risk factors that can increase your risk include:

  • Carrying excess weight
  • Having a family history
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol
  • Eating a high-fat, high-sodium diet
  • Being male
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol

Your risk of cardiovascular disease increases with age. Creating a prevention plan with Dr. Faltas can reduce the complications of cardiovascular disease as you get older. 

How can I improve my cardiovascular health?

Dr. Faltas provides personalized care for cardiovascular problems. He may recommend:

  • Following a balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Monitoring your blood pressure
  • Managing stress
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Controlling your blood sugar
  • Reducing your cholesterol levels
  • Quitting smoking
  • Limiting alcohol consumption

After performing a physical exam and medical history review, Dr. Faltas can create an individualized plan that protects your cardiovascular health. Call Clinic Time or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.