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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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Heart Health for Patients
Learn about the latest guidelines and read expert advice for preventing heart disease and stroke.

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.

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-Smart Living: Dr. Michael Blaha's blog

Check in weekly for the latest on heart-smart living from Dr. Michael Blaha of the Ciccarone Center.

Heart-Smart Living

Heart-Smart Living
  1. Red Wine's Benefits Can’t Be Reduced to a Single Pill

    A closer look at red wine, chocolate, and resveratrol
    Sun, 25 May 2014 14:04:23 GMT
  2. Aspirin for Cardiovascular Prevention—Decide With Your Doctor

    In small doses, daily aspirin use can help thin the blood and protect against heart attacks and strokes. Aspirin use, however, comes at a big price: an increased risk of bleeding. How can you decide whether a baby aspirin is right for you?
    Fri, 16 May 2014 17:59:18 GMT
  3. Mobile Health with The Johns Hopkins mActive Project

    Mobile health technology, also known as “mHealth,” is a rapidly growing field with literally dozens of apps and devices hitting the market each day. Unfortunately—and surprisingly—there is little legitimate research showing that these innovations ...
    Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:27:22 GMT

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