Preventive Cardiology Clinic
For referrals call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357)
The Preventive Cardiology Clinic evaluates and treats children up to 18 years of age who have abnormal lipid profiles and related cardiovascular risk factors. This program uses a family health promotion model involving the entire family and focuses on good nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle.
- A comprehensive evaluation of the child for primary and secondary dyslipidemia and other cardiovascular risks.
- Educating children and their families about high cholesterol and the risk factors that contribute to premature coronary artery disease.
- Working with a dedicated nutritionist to help the child and family develop a diet program high in nutrition, but low in cholesterol and saturated fat. It will be tailored to the family dynamics.
- Evaluating the need and institution of pharmaceutical agents.