Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

Effective September 10, 2023, Carroll Gardens Urgent Care is closed.

Effective September 8, 2023, Plainview radiology is closed.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab, the Mahopac lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Women’s Health Center lab Poughkeepsie will be temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Fishkill Merritt Campus lab will be temporarily closed from September 25 – October 8, 2023.

The Jefferson Valley Campus lab will be temporarily closed on September 30 and Saturdays for the month of October (October 7, 14, 21, and 28).

Effective August 15, the pediatric and internal medicine offices at 2440 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ are closed and providers have transition to surrounding locations.

April 29, the Drive-Thru COVID-19 RNA testing locations are closed. For COVID-19 testing visit one of our Urgent care offices.


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COVID-19 Information and Updates

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Risk factors

There are a number of hereditary and lifestyle-related factors that affect the health of your heart.

Major risk factors

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • Gender
  • Age

Contributing risk factors

  • Stress
  • Sex hormones
  • Birth control pills
  • Alcohol

Prevention of heart disease

Research has shown that most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and an excess use of alcohol.

It’s also extremely important to recognize the need to get tested annually for high blood pressure, which is a leading early indicator of heart disease. If you haven’t been tested this year, contact your primary care provider to make an appointment.

Diseases and conditions

Our experienced cardiologists use a personal approach to treat a wide range of heart diseases and conditions — both new and pre-existing, for you and your family.

    • Arrhythmia/atrial fibrillation
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Hypertension
    • Lipid and cholesterol disorders


From cardiac prevention to surgery, and recovery, we offer comprehensive heart health care.

At Optum, you’ll find state-of-the-art equipment and experienced specialists to give you the most accurate testing, effective treatment and surgical procedures.


  • Echo stress test: A test that assesses how your heart works under stress
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG): A test that records the electrical signals your heart makes
  • Carotid artery Doppler: A test to see how well blood flows through the arteries in your neck
  • Echocardiogram (echo): A test that uses sound waves to check the function and structure of your heart
  • Nuclear stress test: A test that uses special cameras to look for damaged or dead heart muscle

Heart monitoring and surgical procedures

  • Wired/wireless event monitoring
  • Holter monitoring
  • Defibrillator monitoring
  • Pacemaker monitoring
  • Cardiac catheterization

Medical care and help

Find ongoing personalized care and support for your heart health at Optum.

To find a cardiologist near you, visit our Provider page.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.