Heart and Vascular Care
Heart and Vascular Disease Prevention
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart and vascular disease.
At Sharp, we understand how important your heart health is to your quality of life. That's why we offer 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 by managing chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
The controllable risk factors for heart and vascular disease include diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking and stress.
Risk assessments and screenings.
At the Cushman Wellness Center at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, you can receive a thorough heart-health assessment and education tailored to your 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
Once your assessment is complete, 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.
Exercise and behavior modification.
In addition to full rehabilitation treatment, our 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 you reduce your risk for heart disease.
Heart health classes.
We offer a wealth of heart health education and behavior modification classes in locations across San Diego, including:
- 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 — low-impact exercise and mindfulness classes designed to help reduce stress
- Weight Management — a variety of programs to meet your needs
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