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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.
About Our Center
Learn about the Ciccarone Center’s history, mission, fellowship program and more.
Meet Our Experts
Meet the specialists who have devoted their careers to preventing and researching heart disease.
Heart Research for Physicians
Review research from the Ciccarone Center on preventing cardiovascular disease.
News and Events
‘Inflammation and Heart Disease: What Is C-Reactive Protein? Who Might Benefit from Testing?,’ Written by cardiologist Erin Michos and postdoctoral cardiology fellow Jan Griffin.
— 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.
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: