The Program for Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Therapies (PACT)

Stanford's Program for Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Therapies (PACT) is designed for people who have a history of heart disease, are at risk for heart disease or simply want to know their risk for future cardiovascular events.

PACT uses an integrated approach of aggressive behavioral and medical therapy for patients with established cardiovascular disease and those who have modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events such as stroke. This program is an expansion of the Stanford Preventive Cardiology Clinic, which was established over 30 years ago.

Recent clinical trials have demonstrated that reducing cholesterol levels prevents cardiovascular disease and lowers total mortality. Other studies, using multiple research methods over several decades, confirm the evidence linking risk factors and cardiovascular disease.

Angiographic and functional studies in atherosclerosis show that aggressive risk-factor modification retards the progression of vascular disease and stabilizes vulnerable plaque. Comprehensive risk assessment and therapy is now recognized as an integral part of care for patients with cardiovascular disease and those at high risk.

Program highlights

The program is designed for people who have a history of heart disease, are at risk for heart disease, or simply want to know their risk for future cardiovascular events. The services available include:

  • Integrated approach to the aggressive control of all risk factors with an emphasis on cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Intensive education to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle
  • Individualized nutrition assessment, education and support services
  • Smoking cessation referrals
  • Specialized cholesterol and lipoprotein measurements
  • State-of-the-art catheter and surgical interventions
  • Access to experimental programs with emerging technologies for patients with complex disease

THE PROGRAM FOR ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND CARDIOVASCULAR THERAPIES (PACT) IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

For referral or program information, please contact us at 650-725-6954.

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