The Center for Cardiometabolic Health & Preventive Cardiology at CMC provides 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 when 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:
Other risk factors include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Diagnosis & Treatment
- Lack of physical activity
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.
Conditions & Expertise
Cardiometabolic medicine is a unique approach to the treatment of these 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):
- Weight loss/bariatrics
- Exercise physiologists
- Sleep medicine
- Vascular surgeons
These areas are connected in their risk for cardiovascular disease and should not be treated individually. The best management of cardiovascular risk needs to include the whole spectrum of cardiometabolic conditions.