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Preventive Cardiovascular Health Program 

The Heart and Vascular Center’s Preventive Cardiovascular Health Program is aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke in people at risk of these conditions. It emphasizes individual risk evaluation and a partnership with patients.

This program is especially designed to help people with:

  • Cardiometabolic syndrome (elevated blood pressure, glucose intolerance, elevated lipids, overweight/obese)
  • Coronary artery (ischemic) heart disease
  • Family history (before age 60) of premature coronary artery disease
  • An inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, HIV
  • Poorly controlled hypertension
  • Severe or familial hypercholesterolemia

The program also helps women who have been diagnosed with heart disease or unexplained chest pain (angina).

During the first appointment, a cardiologist conducts a detailed personal and family history. Patients may be referred for blood work, imaging test(s), genetic screening, and remote blood pressure monitoring. Working with the patient, a lifestyle plan will be developed to reduce the patient’s cardiovascular risk and improve overall health. Our team also includes nutritionists, exercise physiologists and pharmacists.

Sports and Physical Fitness

The program includes a sports cardiology component designed for adults and high school students involved with sports and physical fitness activities. It specializes in evaluation of potential cardiac symptoms, determination of sports eligibility, return-to-play determination, and managing athletes with cardiac conditions. Expanded cardiovascular screening and testing services are available to area colleges and athletic clubs.

Work with Local Communities

The Preventive Cardiovascular Health Program team also works with local community organizations to identify and address barriers to cardiovascular health, such as environmental and social factors.

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Preventive Cardiovascular Health Program