Cardiologists at Duke use the latest diagnostic techniques to accurately assess patients’ risk for heart disease.
Our team of cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, and psychologists then work to give patients a comprehensive, customized plan using scientifically proven medical and lifestyle therapies to improve heart health and minimize their risk for serious illness.
Diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices can be as important as medications, diagnostic tests, and surgeries for those at risk for or suffering from cardiovascular disease.
The Duke Center for Living is the flagship program of Duke's many health and wellness services that provide assistance in lifestyle therapies such as smoking cessation, diet modification, stress management, and exercise.
Patients also have access to regular reassessment of their cardiovascular risk factors and heart health.
Risk evaluations cover established risk factors such as high blood pressure; high cholesterol and triglycerides; smoking; and family history of heart disease, as well as novel risk factors identified in scientific studies, many led by Duke physicians.
These novel risk factors include:
To make an appointment with a Duke heart specialist near you, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
Physicians offering this service include:
This service is available at: