Comprehensive Cardiovascular Prevention
We spend 2/3 of our life obtaining wealth at the expense of our health, and the last 1/3 of our life spending our wealth to regain our health. There is no greater gift in life than experiencing exceptional health. The key to achieving that desired state of wellness – and enjoying the Southern California lifestyle – lies in preventive medicine.
Preventive medicine is the difference between taking a two-cent baby aspirin every day to protect your heart – or paying $200,000 for hospital and surgical fees after a heart attack.
You might think that lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure are sufficient to living happily ever after; true comprehensive cardiovascular prevention and lipid management requires more. Preventive medicine cardiologist Dr. Jacobi uses advanced cholesterol and lipoprotein testing, blood biomarkers, precise carotid artery wall examination in conjunction with a meticulous health history and physical examination to deliver accurate diagnoses and leading-edge preventive treatment recommendations.
Educating and guiding patients is also a high priority of his. Dr. Jacobi’s patients, all adults from all over Southern California, get better healthcare when they understand their conditions, the keys to prevention and their treatments.
Three kinds of prevention
There is no longer simply a single kind of prevention. Prevention is primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary prevention means helping you avoid dangerous habits such as smoking cigarettes. Secondary prevention means preventing established disease from reaching an unwanted conclusion. In cardiology, that means stopping the progression of asymptomatic coronary artery or cerebrovascular disease so that a patient will not suffer a heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac death. Tertiary prevention means helping patients who have already had a heart attack or stroke to avoid another one.
In practicing preventive cardiology, internal medicine doctor Joshua Jacobi, MD, provides every patient with solid risk assessment at all three levels of prevention.
To learn more about this unique prevention program from a cardiology doctor, call Dr. Jacobi at 626.716.9206 from Arcadia, Los Angeles, San Marino, South Pasadena or Pasadena in LA County, CA or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation.