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UC Irvine Preventive Cardiology Program

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and one of the most complex diseases. However, life-threatening cardiac events often can be prevented through early diagnoses, risk assessment, treatment and lifestyle changes.

UC Irvine Health's Preventive Cardiology Program focuses on strategies aimed at both primary and second prevention of cardiovascular disease. Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiologists, a registered dietitian, exercise physiologists and prevention researchers/specialists.

Potential patients for the Preventive Cardiology Program have been diagnosed with at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, hypercholesterolemia/dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and/or cigarette smoking. Patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease who need more guidance with risk factor modification to prevent diseases progression or recurrence are also ideal candidates.

Our comprehensive risk reduction program uses the latest evidence-based guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention. Services include:

  • Physical activity, prescriptions and consultations with an exercise specialist.
  • Comprehensive dietitian consultation with a specific focus on cardiovascular risk factor management incorporating computeried nutritional evaluations.
  • Computerized cardiovascular risk profiles and risk scoring.
  • Comprehensive laboratory measures for cardiac risk factors and biomarkers, plus further evaluation with imaging tests.
  • Initial evaluation by cardiologist, plus folllow-up to track progress
For further information, see the program brochure, or call UC Irvine Health's Cardiovascular Services Center at 714.456.6699.