A team of surgeons and specialists at Mass General is announcing an achievement in transplant surgery today, having recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the country using what are known as Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) donor hearts.
The Heart Attack Primary Prevention Program in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center offers advanced medical expertise to patients on ways to control and eliminate risk factors for heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
The Heart Attack Primary Prevention Program offers advanced medical expertise to patients who have had a heart attack, or who may be at risk for a heart attack, on ways to control and eliminate risk factors for heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. These risk factors may include:
New patients joining the program meet with member of the care team and undergo:
- A comprehensive evaluation by a cardiologist, nurse and nutritionist
- Specialized blood testing to measure biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
- Diagnostic testing, such as stress testing or coronary artery calcium scans
- Support services such as nutrition classes, yoga and meditation, smoking cessation counseling and exercise advice
What to Expect
Patients can expect to receive:
- A two-hour initial evaluation with a cardiologist and nutritionist
- Recommendations and treatment strategies to reduce cardiac risk
You can begin to determine your own personal risk for coronary heart disease by completing the following assessments:
Please note that while these assessments can help you begin to understand your risk for a heart attack, it is important to discuss these results with your doctor so that you and your care team can determine what steps you can take to reduce your risk.
- Press Release
- Oct | 16 | 2019
Linemen's rapid weight gain can lead to hardening of heart, arteries, but problems may be offset with increased aerobic training
- Jul | 11 | 2019
Whether you're meal-prepping or cooking for a crowd, try out this recipe featuring a healthy combination that does not skip out on flavor.
- Patient Story
- Jun | 28 | 2019
On Dec. 20, 2018, Greenfield, Massachusetts resident and tattoo artist Ben Reigle woke up at 3:50 am and was unable to move the right side of his body.
- Press Release
- Jun | 25 | 2019
A biological pathway previously found to contribute to the impact of stress on the risk of cardiovascular disease also may underlie the increased incidence of such disease experienced by individuals with lower socioeconomic status.
- May | 16 | 2019
Studies have shown that psychosocial stress contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes and makes it more difficult for people who have the disease to manage their blood sugar.