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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 is a critical piece of our spectrum of heart care. Our Center specializes in a prevention-as-treatment philosophy that focuses on identifying and managing warning signs or symptoms of heart disease before they become severe or life-threatening.

As an award-winning cardiovascular treatment institution, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has been known for more than a decade for its advanced surgical treatment of heart conditions and delivery of quality care. Our clinical expertise and advanced technology allow us to identify and treat risk factors for heart disease before it occurs.

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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 unique blend of lifestyle modifications and evidence-based medicine to create a customized prevention plan in order to:

  • 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
 

We specialize in diagnosing and treating the following conditions as they relate to cardiovascular disease:

  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High cholesterol
    • High triglycerides
    • High lipoprotein A
    • High low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ("bad cholesterol")
    • Complex lipid disorders such as familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Family history of heart disease or genetic predisposition for cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammatory disorders
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Systemic lupus erythematous
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Elevated high sensitivity c-reactive protein
  • Infectious Diseases
    • HIV
    • Hepatitis
  • Cancer
    • Cardiac monitoring pre-and during chemotherapy treatment

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
Vice Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

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

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