Minneapolis Heart Institute is one of the world's leading heart institutes, making a difference in the lives people we serve at locations in the Minneapolis area, Greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Preventive Cardiology Clinic

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.

Conditions and treatments

The main risk factors for heart disease (also called coronary artery disease) are:

  • age
  • family history of early heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • tobacco use
  • lack of regular exercise
  • obesity
  • high levels of stress
  • diabetes.

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