To assist patients in their efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease and raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death and disability in the United States and the world. In fact, heart disease kills more U.S. residents than all forms of cancer combined.
In an effort to help reduce the suffering from these diseases, the UWHC Preventive Cardiology Program offers a multifaceted approach to preventing the onset and/or the recurrence of a cardiovascular event. We offer hope -whether the patient is at risk for heart disease or stroke, or has already experienced a heart-related health problem, such as a heart attack or cardiac bypass surgery.
Our highly skilled team includes physicians, master's degree-prepared clinical exercise physiologists, three dietitians and a stress management counselor. Each year, this team of experts offers patient supervision, education and treatment to more than 1,000 patients from southern Wisconsin and the surrounding region.
The likelihood of developing heart disease depends on several factors, including family history, blood pressure, cholesterol level, weight, smoking habits and physical fitness. Fortunately, scientific evidence shows that controlling one or more of these risk factors reduces the chance of having a heart attack or stroke.
In our Preventive Cardiology Program, staff members work with patients to identify personal risk factors. Then, based on their needs, we prepare a prevention or rehabilitation plan.