, Primary care doctor
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Care and Treatment
Am I At Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in
the United States; about one in four people die of heart disease every
year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But many types of heart disease are preventable, by reducing risk
factors and being aware of the signs and symptoms. For example, you
can reduce your risk factors for coronary
artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease,
through lifestyle changes and medication therapy.
About the Preventive Cardiology clinic
Our expert cardiologists provide you the tools you need to live a
heart healthy life. Our team's integrated approach to patient care
includes an evaluation of your heart disease risk factors.
At our clinic, you can expect:
Plans tailored for you, with specific lifestyle
recommendations and medication management as needed
Counseling and education to promote a healthy lifestyle
Men and women are affected differently by certain risk factors. Our
Heart Health clinic focuses solely on how heart disease affects women.
About the Familial Coronary Risk Clinic
The Stanford Familial Coronary Risk Clinic is a special focus within
the Preventive Cardiology clinic, providing comprehensive,
compassionate care to individual patients with early-onset coronary
disease or strong risk factors for coronary disease, as well as their
family members who may also be at increased risk.
Our goal is to comprehensively evaluate a patient's risk and to
provide the most effective measures to slow or stop the progression of
atherosclerosis for both primary and secondary prevention.
Individualized action plans are developed to determine the optimal
approach for each patient, which include lifestyle interventions and
when necessary, medications. Electronic medical records provide
patients with secure on-line access to health information and communication.
The program involves:
Advanced tests for lipids and emerging risk factors such as
CRP, Lp (a), and Apo B
Referrals for and assessment of
imaging tests, such as ultrasound and heart CT
Interpretation of and referrals for cardiovascular
Reducing your risk of heart disease is possible with the right diet, activity level, and other behaviors. Learn more about heart disease prevention.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers