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Lipid management services at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center provide specialized care for patients who have disorders of lipid metabolism, which includes high cholesterol levels, high blood triglyceride levels, low HDL cholesterol levels or a combination of these conditions. Patients visit lipid management specialists if they have difficulties tolerating the most widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications (statins).
Lipid disorders are often associated with other metabolic problems, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and obesity. Our clinical team evaluates these disorders as they relate to problems with abnormal lipids.
Lipid management specialists have complete access to a wealth of clinical resources within Mass General, including:
Our team is made up of medical experts from several disciplines to effectively evaluate and treat lipid metabolism disorders.
The care team at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center encourages all patients and family members to learn more about conditions and diseases that affect the heart and overall cardiovascular system. The links below provide more information about heart conditions and diseases that might be treated within this program.
Coronary heart disease occurs when cholesterol builds up within the walls of the heart’s arteries (coronary arteries), forming what is called plaque.
Mass General is dedicated to ensuring that people understand their health care choices and have the necessary information to make decisions affecting their health and well being. The related support and wellness information listed below can play a role in treatment options.
The Heart Smart Series is made up of various topics related to improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, including exercise, coronary artery disease and secondary prevention, symptom recognition and management, cardiac medications and managing stress.
Relaxation classes gently guide participants through a variety of relaxation techniques, including gentle stretching, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, visualization and meditation.
Nutrition classes offer a new perspective on how to modify your diet to keep a healthy heart. Topics include heart healthy eating, fats and cholesterol, portion size and nutrition labels, eating in and eating out, and strategies for weight loss.
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
If you are a new patient, you may call the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center outpatient access office at 866-644-8910, or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment. A member of our access team will ask you more about your condition and symptoms, and match you with the best-fitting Corrigan Minehan Heart Center physician.
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