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Preventive Cardiovascular Health Program

The Preventive Cardiovascular Health Program at Yale (PCHPY) brings a personalized approach to cardiovascular disease prevention. Patients referred to the program meet with one of our cardiologists for an in-depth consultation that takes into account their biology and biography, along with information from advanced diagnostic testing. This approach leads to a more personalized, evidence-based approach to cardiovascular risk assessment. Using this information, and in partnership with patients, we design tailored programs to reduce cardiovascular risk and improve well-being.

Our Approach

PCHPY brings together experts in cardiovascular disease prevention, including cardiologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and health psychologists. We also work together with Digital Technology Solutions (Information Technology) and digital health companies to offer high-tech/low-burden approaches to cardiovascular care. Our team is highly attuned to the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking medication, and understands that a one-size-fits all approach often falls short. Instead, we strive to understand and integrate each person’ priorities, preferences and goals into the care plan.

This program is particularly focused on people who are:

  • At increased risk for cardiovascular disease, including people with:
    • Severe hypercholesterolemia or familial hypercholesterolemia or elevated Lp(a) 
    • Family history of premature coronary artery disease (before the age of 60)
    • Poorly controlled hypertension
    • Underlying inflammatory condition (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, HIV)
    • A diagnosis of ischemic heart disease or coronary artery disease
  • Women with cardiovascular disease
  • Individuals seeking a more personalized approach to cardiovascular health

PCHPY additionally works with communities to identify and address barriers to cardiovascular health, focusing on environmental and social factors that contribute to disparities in health outcomes.