High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Management
Steps you can take to prevent heart disease
Take the First Step to a Healthier You
If you're concerned about your blood pressure or cholesterol levels, schedule an appointment with the Bryan Heart Prevention Clinic.
You play an important role in your heart health. One of the most important things you can do is manage risk factors that can lead to heart disease. Risk factors are habits or conditions that can make you more likely to develop heart disease. They can also increase the chances that an existing heart condition will get worse.
Risk Factors you can Control
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels (also called lipids)
- Diabetes and prediabetes
- Being overweight
- Being physically inactive
- Unhealthy diet
Other risk factors that you can’t control include a family history of early heart disease and your age. However, managing the risk factors you can control is an important step to decreasing your risk of heart disease.
We can Help
The Bryan Heart Prevention Clinic, under the direction of cardiologists Keith Miller, MD and Chad Travers, MD, provide a comprehensive approach to help you identify your risk factors and ways to improve your health.
The Bryan Heart Prevention Clinic also addresses the heart health of those with diabetes, prediabetes and other cardiovascular diseases or conditions. If you have both diabetes and heart disease, you run an increased risk of life-threatening complications, additional cardiac events and/or strokes. Since the risk factors for metabolic disease (like diabetes) and cardiovascular disease overlap, having an individualized treatment plan is essential to living a longer, healthier life.
- Assessment of your heart risks
- Cholesterol (lipid) management
- Nutritional counseling – in collaboration with Bryan LifePointe dietitians
- Smoking cessation options
- Physical activity and exercise planning
- Blood pressure management
- Non-invasive heart studies
Together, you and Dr. Miller or Dr. Travers create a personalized care program to address your specific risk factors and monitor your success. We also include your primary care doctor to ensure coordination for all areas of your care.
Improve Your Heart Health Today
If you’re concerned about your cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels or other risk factors for heart disease, talk to your doctor or call Bryan Heart at 402-483-3333.