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Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease works with adults who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. The center's tripartite mission is to better prevent heart disease through rigorous research, educate physicians and patients and develop the highest level of clinical care for people at risk for developing coronary disease.

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About Our Center
Learn about the Ciccarone Center’s history, mission, fellowship program and more.

Dr. Roger Blumenthal

Meet Our Experts
Meet the specialists who have devoted their careers to preventing and researching heart disease.

Dr. Wendy Post

Heart Research for Physicians
Review research from the Ciccarone Center on preventing cardiovascular disease.

News and Events

'Aspirin for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Balancing Benefits with Risks to Determine if Aspirin is Right for You,' Written by cardiologist Erin Michos and postdoctoral clinical and research fellow Khalil Ibrahim.
— Published in U.S. News & World Report

Cardiologist Erin Michos explains the differences in risk factors and symptoms of heart disease in women in a recent article published by Baltimore magazine.

Heart Disease Prevention

Roger S. Blumenthal M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, discusses new guidelines for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease and choosing treatment strategies to prevent heart attack and stroke. The guidelines, released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, address cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins as well as lifestyle changes-with diet and exercise-that are important for lowering the risk.

Heart Health Resources for Patients

Explore these resources featuring the experts from the Ciccarone Center:

Healthy Heart: Motivating info on how to eat right, move more and understand your risks from the experts at the Ciccarone Center.

Ask the Expert: Answers on heart-smart living from Dr. Michael Blaha

Improving Heart Health Knowledge: As Easy as ABC

The Ciccarone Center has pioneered the use of the “ABCs of Heart Health” to help patients learn more about heart health. Explore these resources to improve patient understanding of risks and behavior: