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Welcome to Integrative Cardiology

Our Care is Centered Around You

Attentive & Intelligent Care to Deliver the Best Outcomes

We provide full diagnostic evaluation and treatment of all cardiovascular conditions, and combine functional medicine with traditional approaches. The goal is to engage you, our patient, in setting yourself on a path to optimal energy and function for life. We aim to deliver the right care for the right patient at the right time.

Holistic Cardiology and Functional Medicine Consult

Holistic Cardiology and

Functional Medicine Consult


A holistic cardiology and functional medicine consult is an hour-long, in-depth evaluation using detailed history intake, review of prior test and procedures, and functional medicine assessments to identify root causes of heart and vascular disease, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome. The root causes are related to inflammation, toxicity, hormonal imbalance, stress and nutritional deficiencies. A holistic cardiology and functional medicine consult is appropriate for the following patients:

1. Patients with established heart disease, or with a family history of heart disease in a first degree relative, especially if younger than 60 years old.

2. Patients with early atherosclerosis (positive calcium score, or abnormal vascular ultrasound), or genetic carriers of high-risk single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), such as 9p21 and/or MTHFR C677T.

3. Patients with disordered cholesterol metabolism, especially if intolerant of statin medications, or preferring to avoid them.

4. Patients with ongoing inflammation, related to autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, including those with elevated inflammatory markers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.

5. Patients with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes or diabetes.

6. Patients suffering from signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances, such as irritability, fatigue, excessive weight gain or inability to lose weight, decreased libido, skin and hair changes, temperature intolerance, sleep disturbance, emotional instability.

Holistic and Functional Medicine Consults are provided out-of-network. Holistic and Functional Medicine consult can be performed separately, or as an initial visit for the Fit in Your GENES Program. Please, contact us for more information.

Consultation, Urgent Care & Telemedicine

Consultation, Urgent Care

& Telemedicine


We provide full diagnostic evaluation and treatment of all cardiovascular conditions, and combine holistic with traditional approaches. The goal is to engage you, our patient, in setting yourself on a path to optimal energy and function for life. Integrative Medicine is science, humanity, art and imagination all in one.

There are no cardiac conditions that would not benefit from considering a whole person in a context of their life, habits, beliefs, likes and dislikes. There are so many opportunities: from prevention at the cellular level for those at risk of cardiac disease to a full spectrum of nutritional, exercise and behavioral intervention in those with established risk factors or known disease. Contact Us for more information.

A Detailed History Intake

During your initial consultation, we will focus on the problems at hand. A thorough history intake relevant to your issues will include clinical information and dietary, behavioral and fitness assessment questionnaires. The questionnaires are available on the Patient Forms page, so feel free to print and fill them out before your appointment. After your initial visit, we will continue to gather this relevant information at your regularly scheduled follow up appointments.

Review of Records & Tests

If you had prior testing, blood work or cardiac work up, we will perform a review and interpretation of those results during your visit. It is crucial that you bring all of your records to your initial appointment, or fax them prior to your visit.

Physical Exam, ECG, & Initial Recommendation

Based on all information gathered during your visit, we may recommend further cardiac or blood testing, specific medical treatments, and additional interventions including metabolic foods, supplements, nutritional counselling, behavioral intervention, exercise prescription, or a yoga program.

Urgent Care and Telemedicine

Dr. Druz is a digital medicine pioneer. She is a founder of an innovative, intelligent triage platform that helps patients with urgent symptoms find live medical help in minutes and avoid an unnecessary trip to the emergency room. If you have acute symptoms, and think you have a medical emergency, please call 911. If you are not sure if your symptoms need emergency level care, use our Symptom Checker and interactive map to rapidly get help. Dr. Druz is also available for virtual consults.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

The goal of diagnostic testing is to evaluate vital functions of the heart, assess risk, and find the most appropriate treatment. You will always know why and how the tests are done, whether they are appropriate, and the outcome expected. We perform a full range of laboratory tests and non-invasive cardiac imaging tests as well as specialized functional medicine tests.

Most Common Cardiac Tests

During your consultation, Dr. Druz and her team will discuss if any cardiac testing is needed. You can expect to be informed as to the possible tests result, and what it may mean for you in terms of your treatment.

Cardiac testing provides an opportunity to evaluate your heart structure and function. Using echocardiogram, we can visualize heart valves, heart inner and outer linings, large blood vessels such as aorta, and estimate heart muscle function. Using treadmill exercise stress allows to observe how blood pressure and heart rate vary with stress, and detect exercise-induced arrythmias. Exercise stress test may be combined with an ultrasound of the heart (stress echocardiogram) performed at peak exercise for additional information about variability in heart muscle function at stress. Information from exercise ECG and stress echocardiogram is useful in determining if blockages (coronary stenosis) are impeding blood flow to the heart muscle.

Specialized Cardiac Tests

Some of our patients are advised to undergo a stress test that evaluates heart muscle blood flow using small doses of radioactive materials, commonly referred to as nuclear cardiology stress tests. Dr. Druz has partnered up with a state-of-the art facility utilizing PET (positron emission tomography) scanning. As a recognized national and international expert, and a thought leader in nuclear cardiology, Dr. Druz prefers PET scanning to minimize radiation exposure to her patients while achieving the most accurate results.

Early Detection of Heart Disease

Early signs of heart disease are not easily identifiable with the most common or even specialized cardiac tests, such as an echocardiogram or stress testing. Blockages in the coronary arteries (the vessels that feed the heart) can be identified early on with more sensitive testing, such as coronary artery calcium score (CT heart) or measurements of blood vessel abilities to dilate (testing for evaluation of the endothelium, an inner lining of the blood vessels).

Laboratory & Functional Medicine Tests

We perform a full range of standard laboratory testing through free-standing facilities in the area. Our personalized tests include in-office genetic testing for medication tolerance and weight loss, particle analysis of lipid profiles, testing for toxins and heavy metal exposures, and metabolic and salivary hormone testing. Please, Contact Us for more information.

Treatment

Treatment

The practice of integrative medicine presumes that traditional pharmacological treatments and procedures will co-exist with functional therapy recommendations. We provide evidence-based recommendation on cardiac medications and procedures, and use functional foods, supplements, vitamins for treatment.


Evaluation and Treatment of
All Cardiac Conditions & Risk Factors

  • 1. Coronary Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Bypass Surgery and Stent Patients
  • 2. Cardiomyopathy (Weakness of the Heart Muscle)
  • 3. Atrial Fibrillation, SVT, Premature Beats, Palpitations
  • 4. Valvular Disease
  • 5. Pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart)
  • 6. Hypertension, abnormal cholesterol, diabetes, arterial and venous disease
  • 7. Congestive Heart Failure
  • 8. Cardio-oncology

Functional Medicine Therapy

  • Functional medicine is based on principles of treating a cause of symptoms rather than just symptoms, shifting focus from a diseased organ to a multitude of abnormalities that disturb an entire body. We provide a selection of nutritional, supplemental and exercise approaches that are additive to traditional treatments to achieve the best state of health.
  • 1. Detoxification
  • 2. Holistic nutrition
  • 3. Nutraceuticals and supplements
  • 4. IV therapy (coming in 2016)
  • 5. Stress reduction and restorative yoga solutions

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