Heart disease is a serious health condition that can affect anyone. Estimates indicate that heart disease is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. David Dunaief, MD, at Medical Compass MD can help you reverse heart disease and reduce or eliminate your medications. To find out more about the integrative medicine physician’s proactive approach to heart disease, call the office in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, or Setauket, New York, on Long Island, or request an appointment online today.
Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, includes any disease that affects the structure or function of the heart. There are many types of heart disease, including:
CAD is a type of heart disease in which there’s narrowing or blocking of the coronary arteries due to a buildup of plaque along the blood vessel wall.
An arrhythmia is an abnormal heartbeat. Your heart may beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly.
Valvular heart disease affects the structure or function of the valves that separate the chambers in your heart.
If you have concerns about cardiovascular disease and want to take a more proactive approach to your health, schedule an appointment at Medical Compass MD.
Dr. Dunaief takes a patient-centered approach to care and schedules an hour-long appointment for every visit.
When you come in for a heart disease evaluation, Dr. Dunaief reviews your medical history and current lab work and performs a physical exam. He also uses a body analysis scale to measure your body fat mass, muscle mass, body fat percentage, and hydration status.
Dr. Dunaief then spends time talking to you about your challenges and goals and orders additional lab work to measure your inflammatory factors and nutrient levels.
Before making any treatment recommendations for your heart disease, Dr. Dunaief spends time going over the results of your exam and lab work to help you understand your current level of health.
He then works closely with you, developing a plan to improve and reverse your heart disease. Dr. Dunaief uses the low inflammatory foods every day (LIFE) diet to reverse cardiovascular disease and help his patients get off their heart medication.
LIFE is a whole food, plant-based diet, which has been proven in research studies to reverse heart disease.
Dr. Dunaief schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor your progress and adjust your plan as needed. He also spends time helping you develop strategies to improve your diet, exercise, and stress level.
For a proactive approach to heart disease, call Medical Compass MD or request an appointment online to see Dr. Dunaief today.