Frequently Asked Questions

How is this center different from general cardiology?

Your non-invasive or general cardiologist is the expert that knows you and heart health best. That’s why they’ll work directly with the providers of the Center for Cardiovascular Prevention, Metabolism and Lipids.

In addition to coordinating testing, providing ongoing care and overseeing all treatments, your general cardiologist will have the added expertise of the center’s multi-disciplinary team. Collaborating with highly-trained preventative specialists and utilizing complementary, holistic services will help to enhance and further personalize your care.

I don’t have heart disease. When should I start preventative care?

The truth is heart disease varies for each person – both in symptoms and in causes. Depending on your unique risk factors, including family history, underlying health conditions and overall lifestyle, you may need to start focusing on prevention as early as your thirties or forties.

The goal of the Center for Cardiovascular Prevention, Metabolism and Lipids is to quickly and thoroughly assess your heart care needs and to determine what services, if any, are the right fit for you moving forward. It’s always best to be proactive about your heart health and to be knowledgeable about your risk factors before disease ever develops.

I already have a cardiologist. Should I still come to this center?

At Georgia Heart Institute, we’re focused first and foremost on ensuring patients receive the exceptional clinical care they need from an expert that specializes in treating their type of heart disease. As a part of ongoing care and support, the Center for Cardiovascular Prevention, Metabolism and Lipids offers unique resources and complementary services that support your established treatment plan and increase longevity.