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Cardiometabolic Health & Preventive Cardiology

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
  • Diabetes
Other risk factors include:
  • Obesity
  • Inflammation
  • Smoking
  • Lack of physical activity

Diagnosis & Treatment

Individualized treatment plans

Many cardiometabolic risk factors are controllable and may even be reversible. Primary care providers, cardiologists and endocrinologists are skilled in managing these conditions. Recommendations may include lifestyle changes as well as medications that can help lower your risk.

Cardiometabolic medicine

is a unique approach to the treatment ofthese conditions, combining their management into one program. It is typically multidisciplinary, including providers that are experts in cardiovascular risk reduction, diabetes and cholesterol management. When appropriate, we partner with other specialists to further reduce risk in patients. These may include (but do not replace your primary care provider):

  • Endocrinologists
  • Weight loss/bariatrics
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Sleep medicine
  • Vascular surgeons

patient story

Controlling your Cholesterol

David Betz admits managing his cholesterol “should have been a priority a long time ago, but I pushed it off and kept saying I was going to manage it with diet and exercise.” The wakeup call was a heart attack 13 years ago. “I made a stronger effort with exercise and diet and started taking medication.” Today, David’s cholesterol is under control and he no longer goes to the cholesterol clinic. He’s also become a runner and, thanks to the encouragement of his exercise instructor, Denise Houseman at CMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Program, now has two half marathons under his belt.

That is the question

To Supplement or Not to Supplement

Many patients struggle to lower their cholesterol, despite taking prescription medications. Others prefer a natural alternative.

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Center for Cardiometabolic Health & Preventive Cardiology

Harnessing the expertise of the New England Heart & Vascular Institute, we can help you identify and address the risk factors that might lower cardiovascular risk.

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