Clinic Focuses on Reducing Heart Attacks and Strokes
The advanced lipid disorders clinic brings a team approach to reducing cholesterol.
Greensboro—According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 29 million adult Americans have total cholesterol levels that put them at risk for heart disease and stroke (higher than 240 mg/dL). Cone Health has an Advanced Lipid Disorders & Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic to help.
Lipid disorders are caused by diet and lifestyle choices, hormone conditions or are inherited. High cholesterol is treated through lifestyle changes, proper nutrition and often medication. The clinical team includes pharmacists, registered dieticians and other medical personnel. Kenneth C. Hilty,MD, a cardiologist at Cone Health Medical Group HeartCare, serves as the clinic’s medical director and clinical lipidologist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and a member of the National Lipid Association.
“By assessing and treating patients with lipid disorders early, in addition to managing other risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension, we are reducing patients’ risk of heart attacks, strokes and other life-threatening events,” says Hilty. “We aim to provide state-of-the-art cardiovascular risk reduction, in-depth analysis of cardiovascular risk, genetic testing and counseling, novel therapies and opportunities to be involved in international research trials right here in the Triad.”
Those who feel they may benefit from an appointment with the Lipid Clinic should talk with their doctor about the value of a referral to the clinic.
The clinic is based at Cone Health Medical Group HeartCare at Northline Avenue, where new patients are seen. Follow-up patients are seen there or at the Church Street location.