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Womens Cardiovascular Health Center

Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular 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

Cardiologists Roger Blumenthal and Chiadi Ndumele discuss new cholesterol guidelines for heart health.

'Know Your A1C: What This Blood Test Can Tell You About Your Risk for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease,' Written by cardiologist Erin Michos and postdoctoral research fellow Martin Tibuakuu.
— 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 Cardiovascular 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:

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Lipid Program

Our lipid clinic is dedicated to caring for individuals with complex and difficult to treat lipid disorders to prevent the occurrence of heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, or non-cardiovascular disorders such as pancreatitis.

Learn more about the Lipid Program

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Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center

The Johns Hopkins Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center combines advanced medical treatment with a whole-body approach to prevent and manage heart disease with the support from fitness, nutrition and mental health experts.

Learn more about the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center