The staff at the Center for Cardiometabolic Health & Preventive Cardiology at the New England Heart & Vascular Institute provide novel therapies to lower cardiovascular risk by determining the best approach for each individual.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women
worldwide. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce your risk
and also prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.
The term cardiometabolic risk describes your chance of having a
cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke because you
have one or more cardiovascular risk factors. It also applies to
individuals who have established cardiovascular disease and continue
to remain at risk.
Cardiometabolic Risk Factors include:
There are multiple conditions that can raise your risk for heart attack,
stroke and death. Common risk factors that increase the likelihood for
cardiovascular disease include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Other risk factors include:
- Lack of physical activity