Penn Heart and Vascular

Overview of the Preventive Cardiovascular Program

Leading Personalized Preventive Care

Penn Medicine's Preventive Cardiovascular Program strives to prevent the onset, recurrence, and progression of heart and vascular disease using medications and lifestyle changes tailored to maximize efficacy and minimize side effects.

This multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and dietitians provide patients world-class preventive care, utilizing the latest technologies to develop personalized cardiovascular risk assessment and effective approaches for the management of cardiovascular risk factors.

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Preventive cardiovascular specialist Dr. Emil deGoma discusses the importance of being proactively heart healthy and how Penn's personalized risk factor assessment can decrease your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.

Penn treats a wide range of patients with preventive cardiovascular concerns, including those with any of the following conditions:

  • Abnormal lipids (cholesterol and/or triglycerides)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions (psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • High-risk for heart attack, stroke, or peripheral artery disease
  • Personalized cardiovascular risk factor management
  • Second opinion for complex risk factor management

Penn uses the latest technologies to personalize cardiovascular risk assessment, including:

  • Atherosclerosis imaging
  • Genetic testing
  • Advanced lipid testing
  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring

Advancing Medicine

Continuing a long tradition of research and pioneering advances in preventive cardiovascular medicine, we lead the development and evaluation of novel therapeutic, diagnostic, and prognostic approaches to atherosclerotic disease.

Leveraging a Team Approach

Penn's collaborative, multidisciplinary approach leverages a wealth of resources found at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and throughout the health system, including the Renal and Hypertension Program, the Vascular Medicine Program, the Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, and the Rodebaugh Diabetes Center.