Penn Heart and Vascular

The Difference of the Preventive Cardiovascular Program

The Penn Difference

Offering Comprehensive Care, All in One Place

Penn Medicine's Preventive Cardiovascular Program offers a wide range of services to individuals looking to learn what their risk is for cardiovascular disease or those who currently suffer from cardiovascular disease and are seeking optimal medical therapy.

From individualized nutritional counseling to the latest diagnostic methods and novel therapies, Penn utilizes a wide array of resources – all housed within the Pereleman Center for Advanced Medicine – to help in the fight against heart and vascular disease.

Setting the Standard for Prevention

Penn's preventive cardiovascular team actively contributes to the development of national guidelines for the management of abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

The team receives requests for consultations from doctors and patients across the country and abroad to review complex cases. Penn also helps to train other physicians by hosting preceptorships, giving invited lectures, speaking and moderating at national conferences, and publishing articles that cover critical aspects of preventive cardiovascular care.

Pioneering Advances in Preventive Care

Founded on a philosophy of clinical innovation and personalized care, Penn Medicine's Preventive Cardiovascular Program is proud to continue pioneering advances in prevention. For more information about ongoing research or to participate in clinical trials, please select clinical trials on the left-hand menu.

Penn's program has many accomplishments and is one of the first programs in the country to provide or offer:

  • Comprehensive lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) management
  • Coronary artery calcium scanning, a noninvasive test for the early detection of coronary artery disease
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis, a life-saving procedure in patients with very high cholesterol levels
  • Clinical genetic testing to refine the risk of heart attack

Penn Medicine is leading health care beyond the limits of conventional medicine by offering patients more options to improve their lives every day. Our commitment to serving you and advancing medicine is why we can say to the world, "Your Life is Worth Penn Medicine."