The Cardiac Wellness Clinic specializes in preventive cardiology. Its purpose is to help patients identify their risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and develop a plan to reduce those risk factors to prevent or slow the progression of atherosclerosis.
Risk factors that increase the risk of developing heart disease include
- Family History of CVD
- Hypertension or high blood pressure
- Dyslipidemia or high cholesterol
- Diabetes Mellitus or Metabolic Syndrome
- Tobacco use
There are two types of prevention:
Primary Prevention prevents the onset of symptomatic disease in people who do not yet have CVD but have one or more risk factors for it.
Secondary Prevention is the prevention of death or recurrence of disease in people who already have symptomatic CVD.
How does it Work?
- The first visit includes a comprehensive medical history, physical exam and fasting bloodwork.
- We identify individual risk factors and calculate the patient’s ten-year risk for cardiovascular disease.
- We discuss those individual risk factors for CVD and develop a plan with the patient to reduce those risk factors. The plan will include both lifestyle modification and medication as needed.
Preventing Heart Disease in the Cardiac Wellness Clinic
Heart Disease and Stroke are the leading cause of death for both men and women, exceeding the next four causes combined.
How healthy is your heart?
Do you have risks for heart disease?
Make an appointment today for your cardiac wellness screening
- Learn your risk for developing heart disease in the next ten years
- Identify your risk factors for heart disease and stroke
- Develop an individualized plan to reduce those risk factors and prevent heart disease
Cardiac Wellness Screening includes
- Bloodwork, including cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and a chemistry profile to evaluate your liver function
- Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG), an evaluation of the electrical conduction of the heart
- Physical Exam and consultation with a cardiac nurse practitioner to review your test results
Who is at a higher risk and should be screened?
- Anyone 40 years or older with Diabetes
- Anyone with a family member that had a heart attack or stroke before the age of 60
- Anyone over the age of 65