Heart Disease Specialist

Cory A. Waldman, MD

Internist & Cardiologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Heart Disease can cause severe issues for a person's overall health and wellness. Dr. Cory A. Waldman, an internist, and cardiologist serving patients in Beverly Hills, CA, gives patients the treatment that they need to be healthy.

Heart Disease

What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is a broad term that can refer to any of the diseases that impact the cardiovascular system. Coronary heart disease is by far the most common kind of heart disease. Heart disease can be extremely serious, and in fact, over 600,000 people die of this condition every year according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States is the result of heart disease. Although there is currently not a cure for heart disease, there are ways to manage the symptoms very efficiently with the help of an experienced cardiologist like Dr. Waldman.

What Are the Risk Factors For Developing Heart Disease?

Certain groups of people have an elevated risk for heart disease. If people are in more than one of these risk groups, they are even more likely to develop heart disease. People who are overweight, especially if they are obese, are more likely to develop heart disease. Other risk groups include people with high cholesterol, people who have high blood pressure, people who lead a predominantly sedentary lifestyle, and people who are middle-aged or older. Heart disease risk factors are largely controllable, so it is especially important that people who are in one or more risk groups make an effort to get healthy.

How Can Heart Disease be Treated?

The treatment for heart disease often begins with diet and exercise. People who are diagnosed with heart disease may be able to avoid some of the serious consequences of heart disease if they make a commitment to their health and wellness. Dietary changes may include reducing sodium, eating low levels of saturated fat, avoiding sugar, and avoiding processed foods whenever possible. Patients can exercise their way to better heart health by doing at least half an hour of aerobic exercise like brisk walking each day. Both cigarettes and alcohol consumption are detrimental to even a healthy person's wellness, and it is especially important that people with heart disease avoid these habits.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Waldman is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross PPO Prudent Buyer Plans, and Medicare. All other insurances accepted, however, out-of-network fees, co-pays, and deductibles will apply. Please contact your insurer if you have any questions about whether or not Dr. Waldman is an in-network provider.

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Blue Shield PPO Prudent Buyer
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