Preventive Cardiology Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Healthcare Preventive Cardiology Clinic offers tailored approaches to proactively maintain heart health for people at risk of heart disease. Such risk factors may include diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, family history, increased cholesterol and smoking.

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Clinic specialists will take the time to get to know you and develop a clear understanding of your current heart health, your risk of heart disease or, if you have heart disease, your prognosis. After a physical examination, your cardiologist will provide you a comprehensive assessment, which may include:

  • 24-hour blood pressure monitor
  • Blood test
    • NTpro and BNP levels
    • Cholesterol fractions
  • Body fat index
  • Calcium score
  • CT coronary angiography and calcium score
  • Diabetes control assessment
  • Holter monitoring
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram

Based on your results, Mayo Clinic Healthcare specialists will help you understand your current cardiovascular health and how you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. They will work with you to provide customised options that could prevent, ease or even reverse symptoms of heart disease. And they will provide resources to help you make the changes you need. Some options may include:

  • Physical activity counselling
  • Nutrition counselling
  • Exercise training
  • Training to become active in your office
  • Weight-loss goals and plans
  • Preventive medications
  • Smoking cessation counselling and treatment
  • Techniques for behavioural and lifestyle changes
  • Referral for interventional tests or treatments when needed, such as coronary angiography or coronary angioplasty and stents
  • Stress management training
  • Other assessments and treatments for coexisting conditions, such as joint and muscle pain, diabetes, or depression