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Preventive Cardiology Clinic
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The Preventive Cardiology Clinic offers programs for adults who are at risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. It also addresses the needs of patients who have had previous heart-related health problems to prevent further occurrences or progression of heart disease.
Clinic staff help patients by evaluating heart disease risk factors, making customized recommendations for a heart-healthy lifestyle and diet, and providing referrals for stress management services and prescriptions for exercise programs.
Additionally, an on-site laboratory makes it convenient to receive most types of test results quickly (within an hour in most cases) and our staff can refer patients to resources that can help with stress management.
Women's Heart Health Program
This service is dedicated to helping women evaluate their risk of heart disease and develop customized heart health plans to reduce it.
Your guide to living and succeeding with heart failure
Learn about the types of heart problems and the risk factors and treatments for them through Helping Your Heart. This online manual includes information about heart failure and how to manage it.
The main risk factors for heart disease (also called coronary artery disease) are:
Angina is chest pain caused by poor blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart muscle.
Heart attack happens when an artery that feeds your heart muscle becomes blocked with plaque (fatty deposits) or by a clot. When the blood cannot flow to the heart, damage or death to the heart muscle may occur.
Heart rhythm problems
Arrhythmia or dysrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat or rhythm. There are many kinds.
High blood pressure
Blood pressure is the amount of pressure within the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure is increased pressure against artery walls.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when plaque clogs the arteries in your legs, reducing blood flow to your legs and feet.
A stroke results when blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted. This happens because of a ruptured or blocked blood vessel.
These cardiology providers from Minneapolis Heart Institute® bring heart health care to the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.
Christine Majeski, RN, Clinic Research
Therese Meszaros, DTR
Susan White, RDN