Heart disease, or more specifically, coronary artery disease, is the most common cause of death in the United States. In fact, heart attacks take the life of an American every 40 seconds.
Preventing heart disease or restoring your health after a heart attack, stroke or vascular event is the goal of our prevention and wellness clinic. The comprehensive cardiovascular risk management programs combine the expertise of preventive cardiologists, nurse practitioners, registered dieticians and fitness specialists to assess your individual health and risk.
The Prevention & Wellness Clinic at Iowa Heart is dedicated to helping improve the overall cardiovascular health of patients so they can enjoy an improved quality of life. Providing state-of-the-art risk assessment for coronary artery disease and other cardiovascular conditions is one more way we’re addressing all aspects of cardiac care.
Who can benefit from a risk assessment?
The first step in prevention is knowing your risk. Even one condition or habit makes you more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions. Risk factors include:
- High Cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Tobacco use
- Diabetes or pre-diabetes
- Lack of regular exercise
- Family history of early heart disease
- Previous cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, stroke or stents
- High levels of stress
- Premature menopause
- High blood pressure with pregnancy
If you have one or more of these risk factors, you should consider an evaluation in our Prevention & Wellness Clinic.
Our team of experts will meet with you to assess your cardiovascular health and risks. From here, a customized plan will be developed to decrease your risk of heart and vascular disease and minimize progression of other conditions.
Prevention & Wellness Services
- High Cholesterol
- Cardiovascular risk assessment
- Hypertension Management
- Smoking cessation
- Lifestyle modification recommendations
- Calcium score heart CT scan
- Vascular screening
- Lipid testing
- Referrals to other specialists as indicated
For more information, or to schedule an evaluation, call (515) 633-3600