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Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Outpatient Services

Personalized care to prevent and reduce the burden of heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States

Preventive cardiology is a specialty within cardiovascular medicine and a critical piece of our spectrum of heart care. Our clinical expertise and advanced technology allow us to identify and treat risk factors before heart disease occurs.

The heart experts at the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention use a prevention-as-treatment philosophy that focuses on identifying and managing symptoms of heart disease before they become severe or life-threatening. Our team works in conjunction with your local healthcare providers to complement their care.

An award-winning cardiovascular treatment institution, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has been known for more than a decade for its advanced diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions and delivery of quality care.

 

 

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Our Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention helps reduce your risks and manage your health

 

Preventing heart disease is the best way we can advocate for our patients and our community. Our highly skilled heart team prescribes a blend of lifestyle modifications and evidence-based medicine to create a customized prevention plan that can:

  • Prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Reduce the burden and complications of heart disease in those already diagnosed with a pre-existing cardiovascular condition
  • Encourage a heart-healthy lifestyle

Medical conditions

We specialize in diagnosing and treating these conditions as they relate to cardiovascular disease.

  • Complex lipid disorders
  • South Asian cardiovascular health

Complex lipid disorders

The Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention focuses on helping you lower your risk for heart disease or slowing its progression by controlling your cholesterol. We specialize in diagnosing and treating complex lipid and cholesterol disorders, many of which may be inherited. These include conditions such as familial hypercholesterolemia, familial hypertriglyceridemia and others.

Our clinic is headed up by leaders in the fields of lipidology and preventive cardiology. We provide genetic testing, recommend medications and other clinical evidence-based practices and work with you on lifestyle changes that will let you take control of your cardiovascular health.

South Asian cardiovascular health

People of South Asian descent have a higher risk of heart disease than many other racial and ethnic groups. Cardiovascular disease often shows up earlier—before the age of 50—even though many of those of South Asian ancestry do not have the conventional risk factors for, and it can be more aggressive than in other groups.

At the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, we specialize in assessing the risk of and treating patients of South Asian descent. We use advanced risk-assessment tools and lifestyle counseling to tailor your preventive cardiovascular care to your individual needs and accommodate your cultural and ethnic preferences.

How pregnancy complications can help determine your risk for heart disease

Recent studies have shown that certain pregnancy complications can be an indicator of a woman's future risk of heart disease. Around 30 percent of women experience a complication or medical condition during their pregnancy.

Many of these women are at an increased risk for heart disease and should receive specialized care from a preventive cardiologist to further reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

These conditions include:

  • Gestational complications
    • Pre-eclampsia
    • Gestational hypertension
    • Gestational diabetes
  • Recurrent miscarriage

Other women's conditions include:

  • Premature menopause
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

We specialize in providing personalized preventive cardiovascular care for women that they can maintain for the rest of their life.

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Diagnostic accuracy and advanced technology

Our diagnostic team performs a comprehensive analysis of your individual cardiovascular risk that includes non-invasive diagnostic tests and advanced imaging technology that can pinpoint blockages like never before.

Our advanced heart diagnostic technology includes:

  • 3D Echocardiography allows us to see the heart from multiple angles
  • HeartFlow® fractional flow reserve test (FFR) is a non-invasive way for us to see an unprecedented view of the coronary arteries
  • The 256-Slice GE Revolution CT delivers high-definition imaging across the entire body
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Leadership

Steve Kindsvater, MD
Interventional Cardiologist on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

Anandita Kulkarni, MD
Cardiologist on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

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