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Cardiovascular Services Specialist

Primary Care Associates of Maryland

Family Medicine & Geriatrics located in Frederick, MD & Clarksburg, MD

Heart disease causes around 657,000 deaths in the United States every year. If you have heart disease or another cardiovascular disorder, you have an increased risk of having a heart attack. Fortunately, Praveen Bolarum, MD, and the team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland provide cardiovascular services for both chronic conditions and cardiovascular emergencies. Primary Care Associates of Maryland offers high-quality cardiovascular care at two locations in Frederick - on Thomas Johnson Drive and Urbana Pike - and another in Clarksburg, Maryland. To learn more, call the clinic nearest you or request an appointment online.

Cardiovascular Services Q & A

What are cardiovascular services?

Cardiovascular services focus on the health of your heart and circulatory system. The team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland has extensive experience providing preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment of many cardiovascular conditions.

Which cardiovascular services are available?

The team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland offers a variety of cardiovascular services, such as:

  • Blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Stress tests
  • Chronic cardiovascular disease management

If your condition requires a specialist, your Primary Care Associates of Maryland provider can refer you to a qualified expert. When this happens, your provider works with your specialist to provide you with coordinated cardiovascular care.

The experts at Primary Care Associates of Maryland have specialized training in emergency cardiovascular care. They provide fast treatment for heart attacks and other life-threatening cardiac conditions. And the team provides ongoing recovery assistance to help you regain your health after a cardiac emergency.

Which conditions does cardiovascular care address?

Some of the most common conditions cardiovascular services can address include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiac emergencies

To help manage a chronic heart or vascular condition, your caring provider at Primary Care Associates of Maryland provides a personalized care plan. This may include lifestyle changes, dietary counseling, and medication. 

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

A blood clot that prevents adequate blood flow to the heart can cause a heart attack. The most common symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Gray facial color
  • Sweating
  • Clammy skin
  • Nausea and vomiting

Chest pain that spreads to other areas of your body might be the first symptom you experience if you’re having a heart attack. Some people have no initial symptoms except a general feeling of discomfort and unease. If you suspect you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call Primary Care Associates of Maryland right away or seek emergency care. 

If you have a known heart condition or you’d like to learn more about the benefits of cardiovascular care, schedule a consultation at Primary Care Associates of Maryland. Call the clinic nearest you, or request an appointment online today.