Quarter-pound burgers, French fries, deep-fried chicken…our modern diets are often high in unhealthy fats. The fact that extra fats are so easily available in popular food has caused a spike in the number of U.S. residents with high cholesterol, which is the diagnosis given when a person has an unusually high level of fats in their blood. While high cholesterol can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke, it can also be easily managed through diet, exercise, and medication.
Yale Medicine’s Section of Cardiovascular Medicine offers the full spectrum of cardiovascular care with outstanding programs in 10 areas of specialized care. Our nearly 50 physicians treat an array of cardiac conditions and our Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease programs are the largest in Connecticut. In addition to providing comprehensive clinical care, our cardiologists are involved in such specialized research centers as the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, which boasts faculty from eight countries and four continents.