Heart and Vascular Care
Heart and Vascular Disease Prevention
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart and vascular disease.
Sharp HealthCare offers a comprehensive prevention program with screening tools, classes and support as you make lifestyle changes designed to help you reduce your risk for developing heart or vascular disease.
You can decrease your risk of heart and vascular disease by making changes in your lifestyle and/or managing diseases such as diabetes.
The controllable risk factors for heart and vascular disease include:
- High blood cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
Risk assessments and screenings.
At the Cushman Wellness Center at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, patients receive a thorough heart-health assessment and education tailored to their individual needs. The assessment measures key indicators of heart disease, such as:
- 10-year cardiac risk profile
- Blood glucose test
- Cardiac ac-reactive protein blood test
- Heart-health consultation
- Hip/waist and body fat measurement
- Homonyms blood test
- Lipid cholesterol panel
- Metabolic syndrome screening
When the assessment is completed, trained health educators use the results to help you make immediate and lasting lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease. To learn more about the heart-health assessment at the Cushman Wellness Center, please call 858-939-3443 or 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).
Exercise and behavior modification.
In addition to full rehabilitation treatment, Sharp's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program offers prevention services designed to identify and assess your risk for developing heart disease. The program offers exercise and behavioral modification strategies to help people reduce their risk for heart disease.
Heart health classes.
Sharp offers a wealth of heart health education and behavior modification classes in locations across San Diego.
- Healthy Hearts Nutrition Series - two-session class focusing on maintaining a healthy diet
- Smoking Cessation - six-week program with one year of support to help you successfully stop smoking
- Stress Management - one-session class focusing on recognizing the sources of your stress and how to minimize its effects
- Weight Management - a variety of programs to meet your needs
Choose the best doctor in San Diego for you.
View doctors specializing in heart care in San Diego.
"My greatest pleasure comes from the personal interaction I have with patients and their families."
"It is a privilege to practice at an organization with an emphasis on delivering the highest quality patient care."
"I provide cutting-edge, compassionate care and treat patients as I would my own family."
"Being a physician has been a calling for me. I love my work; it is not a job."
"My goals are to advocate for the patient and to prevent cardiac emergencies by practicing preventive medicine."