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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. E-cigarettes: Their Popularity Exceeds Our Knowledge

    Are you caught up in the buzz surrounding e-cigarettes? Wondering if they will help you quit smoking? Or if they are a safer alternative to a conventional cigarette habit?
    Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:41:01 GMT
  2. Is the New Cardiovascular Risk Calculator Flawed?

    The main innovation of the new prevention guidelines is that patients and physicians should spend time discussing the concept of risk, and should make increasingly personalized treatment decisions. The new risk calculator should not by any means b...
    Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:04:08 GMT
  3. Fighting Against Obesity: The FDA Suggests New Food Labels

    Today, more than one-third of adults (35 percent) and 17 percent of youths are obese, and the estimated costs of obesity-related conditions—including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer—are estimated at over $200 billion per year.
    Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:01:30 GMT

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