Managing heart risk and cardiac metabolic syndrome
In Indiana, the Ascension St. Vincent heart care team treats and prevents heart disease in patients with diabetes.
Cardiometabolic and Lipid Center
To learn more about or to schedule an appointment with the Cardiometabolic and Lipid Center, please call 317-583-7900.
The Cardiometabolic and Lipid Center is a specialized center for patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes and/or lipid abnormalities. We deliver a personalized treatment plan. Lifestyle modification is combined with established and new evidence-based pharmacologic therapies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular-related complications, cardiovascular hospitalizations and ultimately cardiovascular deaths.
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease have a tremendous overlap. New evidence-based effective therapies are available to treat the spectrum of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia. The Cardiometabolic and Lipid Center bridges the gap between medical specialties and provides the continuity of care that is right for you.
- Type 2 diabetes causes abnormally high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels and develops when the body does not produce enough insulin or unable to use the insulin properly.
- Coronary heart disease or heart disease is one type of cardiovascular disease and describes a range of conditions that affect the heart, including heart attack, angina (chest pain) and coronary artery disease.
- My managing your blood glucose levels, you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 33% - 50%.
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are at increased risk for heart disease. Having diabetes and cardiovascular disease may lower your life expectancy if not treated properly. The sooner you understand your risk for heart disease, the sooner you can talk to your healthcare provider.
Patients who qualify for the Cardiometabolic and Lipid Center:
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Established history of cardiovascular disease
- Family history of cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Lack of physical activity
- History of smoking
- Poorly controlled dyslipidemia
- Familiar hypercholesterolemia, both heterozygous or homozygous
- Increased Lp(a)
- Primary elevated triglycerides
- Statin intolerance
New effective therapies are available to reduce cardiovascular complications, reduce hospitalization rates and most importantly, reduce cardiovascular deaths. Patients should work to understand their numbers, make positive lifestyle changes, and understand any additional risks they may face. It is important to understand your numbers.
Keeping your glucose (blood sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol on target can help you prevent or delay heart disease, nerve damage and kidney or eye problems.
- A = A1C (blood sugar)
- B = Blood pressure
- C = Cholesterol level
To learn more about or to schedule an appointment with the Cardiometabolic and Lipid Center, please call 317-583-7900. No referral needed.