With temperatures falling and the colder days ahead, it may be a good idea to add a check-up for your heart to your list of winter preparations. Your body works harder when it’s cold, so winter can present challenges for people over 65, people who have had a heart attack, or those who been diagnosed with heart disease. And not knowing your heart health status can lead to serious problems.

Cold temperatures can cause blood vessels to contract and blood flow to speed up – that’s what helps keep you warm. But that can also increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Add in a new exercise routine or other vigorous outdoor activities, and you could have a recipe for disaster. 

Make sure your heart is ready for winter, and every season, with a thorough check-up.  At the Camp Creek Comprehensive Care Center, we’ve brought expert primary and specialty care together under one roof. The cardiology team, led by Dr. Melvin Echols, make keeping your heart healthy convenient. No need to leave South Fulton –  the Camp Creek Center’s state-of-the-art technology means testing, imaging, and top quality care are available just minutes from your home. If more complex testing or care is needed, Camp Creek physicians will be your guide to the array of Grady’s healthcare services – some of the best medical care in Atlanta. 

Make sure you’re winter ready – contact the Camp Creek Center for any health needs.  Located at 3896 Princeton Lakes Way, the center offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages, including pediatrics, women’s health services (including mammography), orthopedics, geriatrics, and much more. Tests and examinations are quick and easy. Our on-site lab quickly processes lab work and our in-house advanced imaging includes x-ray and CT scans.  For an appointment, call 404.489.4444.