Prevention is always better than treatment. Temple’s preventative cardiologists and cardiac nurse practitioners see patients who are concerned about their heart health, evaluating their risk and working with them to produce a personalized heart health or treatment plan. For those with risk factors like high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and family history of heart problems or stroke, we can recommend evidence-based lifestyle changes and provide monitoring, education and support tailored to the patient’s situation.
This program reaches across multiple disciplines, incorporating both traditional and alternative techniques to help decrease cardiac risk. With the help of nutritionists, genetic counselors, endocrinologists, exercise specialists, relaxation experts, and others from across Temple, our cardiology staff helps patients lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious events.