A: Our Healthy Heart is a cardiovascular risk reduction program offered to you at no additional cost with your Atherotech and VAP tests. Our Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Educators can work with you to improve your health and life through therapeutic lifestyle changes. Our Healthy Heart is convenient, confidential, and personalized to your heart and lifestyle!
A: Changes in your lifestyle, such as eating a diet low in saturated fat, getting regular physical activity, and managing your weight can help lower your cholesterol and reduce your chance of developing heart disease, as well as improving your health in other ways.
A: You may be able to speak with a Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Educator in your physician’s office. Your Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Educator may also contact you for a phone appointment, so you can choose a time that is convenient to you. Many patients choose to speak to the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Educator on their lunch break or from the comfort of their own homes!
A: You should continue taking medicine as recommended by your physician. However, making therapeutic lifestyle changes will help keep your medicine dosage as low as possible, and will also help reduce other risk factors for heart disease.
A: Please contact your physician for a copy of your test results.
"The VAP Cholesterol Test is a particularly valuable tool for the primary care physician. It can identify important dyslipidemias and help the physician target treatments towards these lipids as part of an overall strategy to reduce a patient's risk of vascular disease."
- Peter H. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.N.L.A., Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Atherosclerosis and Lipid Research at Baylor College of Medicine