Cardia Vision, LLC.
Radiologists & Cardiovascular Imaging Specialists located in Bellevue, WA
A healthy diet is integral to a healthy heart. At Cardia Vision, LLC. in Bellevue, Washington, board-certified radiologist Kimberly Brockenbrough, MD, offers on-site heart imaging using a state-of-the-art CT scanner that can reveal problems long before you have symptoms. Learn more by calling the office or booking online. A Cardia Vision Scan might literally save your life because it allows you to make necessary changes. Call the office or click the online link to book your Cardia Vision Scan.
Healthy Diet Q & A
What does a healthy diet consist of?
Key components in a healthy diet include:
- A variety of fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Low-fat milk, cheese, and other dairy products
- Poultry and fish without the skin
- Nuts and legumes
- Healthy oils (safflower, corn, olive, peanut, and others)
One of the main goals of a healthy diet is better heart health. A heart healthy diet helps you to avoid developing the serious conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, that put you at risk for heart disease.
In general, your heart is always healthier when you choose nutrient-rich foods while avoiding too much saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium.
How can I monitor the impact of a healthy diet?
Preventive cardiology imaging at Cardia Vision, LLC. is an excellent way to monitor the effects of a healthy diet. During a Cardia Vision Scan, board-certified radiologist Dr. Brockenbrough performs advanced tests to examine your heart closely. These include:
Coronary CT angiogram
In a coronary CT angiogram, Dr. Brockenbrough injects a contrast dye into an arm vein. This dye shows how well your heart blood vessels are working. With a coronary CT angiogram, Dr. Brockenbrough can diagnose potential problems like blood vessel narrowing and blockages.
Coronary calcium scan
A coronary calcium scan is a heart exam without contrast dye. It specifically shows calcifications — calcium accumulation that strongly indicates late-stage atherosclerosis (blood vessel narrowing). You receive this information in a calcium score.
A calcium score on its own isn’t enough to accurately pinpoint heart problems. But with both a coronary CT angiogram and a calcium score, you can get the information you need to make smart decisions about your diet and lifestyle.
What healthy diet changes should I make after my heart scan?
If your heart scan reveals that you’re at risk for a heart attack or other serious complications, Dr. Brockenbrough can make customized recommendations. She’s always happy to discuss results with you and your loved ones so you can get the information you need to get healthy.
Your plan may involve dietary changes, portion control, or other weight management strategies. Exercise is also an important part of keeping your heart healthy. Dr. Brockenbrough works with you to help you achieve better heart health.
Click the online appointment maker or call Cardia Vision, LLC. to book your healthy diet and heart health consultation now.