Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide.
Fortunately, when risks are identified early, they can be treated quickly. This makes it easier and more effective to manage, treat and prevent complications — as well as promote greater cardiac health. At Weill Cornell’s Preventive Cardiology practice, our mission is to prevent cardiovascular disease for all patients.
Preventive cardiology is a subspecialty focused on lowering patients’ risks for developing heart disease and having a first heart attack or stroke, while also preventing further issues in people who already have cardiovascular disease.
Our expert preventive cardiologists take the time to understand each patient’s unique history and needs and then create a targeted treatment plan to reduce the likelihood of any heart condition.
As a patient, you will receive an in-depth cardiovascular evaluation, starting with a complete medical history and examination of lifestyle habits.
Your cardiologist will determine your risk for heart disease using a detailed cardiovascular assessment, laboratory studies, and if needed, advanced cardiac imaging. Your physician will also provide a treatment plan to slow the progression of current heart problems and prevent future problems. This may include medication changes and suggestions for diet, exercise and stress reduction.
Your preventive cardiologist may refer you to other specialists, such as interventional cardiologists, ￼electrophysiologists and surgical specialties, to manage any conditions that may increase your cardiac risk.
Focus on your safety: Your safety and health are our top concerns. Our team follows the highest standards for cleanliness so that you can feel safe while receiving care.
We encourage you to consider a preventive cardiovascular evaluation if you have any of the following risk factors or are concerned about your overall cardiovascular health:
Personal history of heart disease, stroke or peripheral vascular disease (narrowing or blockage of arteries that causes poor blood flow to your arms and legs) at an early age (less than 65 years)
Family history of heart attack, stroke or sudden death, especially at an early age
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hyperlipidemia/dyslipidemia (high total cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol)
Diabetes or prediabetes
Current or prior history of smoking
History of premature menopause from natural or medical causes