When Should I See A Cardiologist?

A healthy heart is vital for long-term health. Keep these risk factors in mind when considering the best time to see a cardiologist at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A.

Family History

Heart problems in family members indicate a higher risk of an individual eventually developing heart issues.

Heart Pain

Any abnormal chest or heart pain is an indicator to see a cardiologist.

High Blood Pressure or Cholesterol

High total cholesterol and a high systolic number, the first number of a blood pressure reading, are risk factors for heart disease.


Smoking lowers the flow of oxygen to the heart, damages arteries, and increases blood pressure, heart rate, and blood clotting. It greatly increases the danger of heart disease.


Diabetes is a contributing factor for heart disease. It is import to follow-up on any heart issues associated with diabetes with a cardiologist.


A cardiologist can look at an individual’s heart health and recommend appropriate activities for anyone starting a new exercise program over the age of 40.

Gum Disease

Inflamed gums are a symptom of heart disease.

At Carolina Heart And Leg Center, P.A., we are known for our dedication to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care. We’re also committed to helping you take better care of yourself through preventive care and education about healthy lifestyle choices. Contact us today at (910) 491-1760 to schedule a consultation with one of the most trusted healthcare teams in the area.