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Adult Cardiology Care Specialist

Syed Bokhari, MD, FACC

Cardiologist located in Riverside, CA

There’s no one-size-fits-all method for managing heart and vascular conditions. Dr. Syed W. Bokhari at Advanced Cardiovascular Care in Riverside, California welcomes you and your family to consult with a board-certified expert who can determine the best approach to treatment for you.

Adult Cardiology Consultation and Care Q&A

Modern technology gives way more information to the patients and their providers regarding their health conditions along with all the treatment options whether conservative, surgical or minimally invasive. There is no "one size fits all" in treating heart and vascular conditions. We offer you and your family to consult our board certified expert to decide what approach may be the best for you. We are more than happy to provide you with a second opinion and work closely with your physician to formulate a care plan that works for you.

The major risk factors for heart and vascular disease are advanced age (45 for men and 55 for women), family history of premature heart disease (Call us today to make an appointment with quadruple board certified, an expert in minimally-invasive therapies, Dr. Syed Bokhari to go over your individual risk profile.

What happens at a cardiology consultation?

At your cardiology consultation, Dr. Bokhari goes over your personal and family health history and current medical needs, answers any questions you may have, and recommends any tests that may be helpful in determining your risk factors for heart-related disease.

What cardiovascular screenings should I get?

Getting routine screenings can help Dr. Bokhari diagnose cardiovascular conditions or risk factors before they become severe, reveal any need for treatment, and help you stay on an overall heart-healthy path.

Basic screenings include:

  • Blood pressure

Blood pressure screens can help detect high blood pressure, which is usually asymptomatic but greatly increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. If your blood pressure falls below 120/80 mmHg, a test at least once every 2 years from age 20 on is important. Higher blood pressure may require more frequent testing, as well as lifestyle changes and medication.

  • Blood sugar

From age 45 on, have your blood sugar (glucose) checked every 3 years or more. High blood sugar raises your risk for insulin resistance, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious complications including heart disease.

  • Cholesterol and triglycerides

Starting at age 20, aim to have your fasting lipoprotein profile — which assesses your cholesterol and triglyceride levels — every 4-6 years. More frequent testing may be recommended if you have risk factors for heart disease or stroke.

  • Lifestyle

While it’s not a test per say, discussing your lifestyle at cardiovascular and annual exams is important. Quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and staying physically active all help protect against cardiovascular disease. If you aren’t sure what changes to make or struggle to maintain them, discuss your habits and concerns with Dr. Bokhari.

What cardiology tests and treatments do you provide?

In addition to your initial consultation, Advanced Cardiovascular Care offers a variety of cardiological tests and procedures, including:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair (open heart surgery and minimally invasive stent grafting)
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Carotid angiography and stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Murmur analysis, noninvasive vascular imaging Pacemaker, and ICD implantation
  • Peripheral vascular angiography and intervention
  • Peripheral vascular disease constellation  Preoperative cardiac clearance
  • Preoperative cardiac clearance
  • Varicose vein removal
  • Stress tests

Insurance Plans

We accept most PPO insurance plans, Medicare, IEHP, Heritage, and Vantage. If you have any questions about your eligibility or coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help you!

Aetna PPO
Alignment Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Brand New Day
Choice Care Network
Citizens Choice Healthplan
Inland Empire Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO
Vantage Health Plan Inc.