Melanchton A Mangoba, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician located in Riverside, CA
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for people in the United States. As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Melanchton A. Mangoba, MD, understands how cardiovascular conditions can affect your quality of life and offers comprehensive care at his office in Riverside, California. Dr. Mangoba and his team focus on lowering your blood pressure, balancing your cholesterol levels, and improving your overall cardiovascular health. To learn more about cardiovascular disease services, call the office of Melanchton A. Mangoba, MD, or request an appointment online today.
Cardiovascular Disease Q&A
What is cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels.
Some of the common types of cardiovascular disease Dr. Mangoba and his team diagnose and treat include:
- Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Heart failure
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart valve problems
Dr. Mangoba and his team also offer preventive care services to reduce your risk factors for blood clots, heart attack, and stroke.
How is cardiovascular disease diagnosed?
Not all cardiovascular diseases cause symptoms in their earliest stages, such as hypertension and high cholesterol. For this reason, it’s important that you keep up with annual wellness exams, especially if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Mangoba also recommends diagnostic testing for cardiovascular disease if you experience unusual symptoms, like chronic fatigue, dizziness, or changes in your heart rate.
During wellness visits, Dr. Mangoba can evaluate your heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital aspects of your cardiovascular health. He orders blood testing to assess your cholesterol levels and identify early warning signs of atherosclerosis, a condition where your arteries narrow due to a build-up of plaque.
Depending on your condition, Dr. Mangoba may refer you for more specific cardiac testing procedures and can coordinate your care if you need to see a cardiac specialist for surgery or other treatment.
How is cardiovascular disease treated?
If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease due to your lifestyle or family history, Dr. Mangoba may initially recommend lifestyle and diet modifications to help you lose weight, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, or lower your blood pressure naturally.
When these changes aren’t enough to improve your cardiovascular health, Dr. Mangoba may prescribe medications to control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Once you start medication therapy, you can expect to schedule routine follow-up visits that allow Dr. Mangoba the opportunity to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment. He can then adjust your medication for high cholesterol or hypertension as needed. He also continues to evaluate your cardiovascular health to prevent long-term health complications.
Start reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease by scheduling an evaluation online or by calling the office of Melanchton A. Mangoba, MD, today.