Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation: Leslie Cho, MD

Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation

Lowering the level of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in your blood helps prevent heart attacks and cardiovascular disease from forming, returning and getting worse. Statins are medications used to lower LDL cholesterol levels, but not all patients are able to tolerate these medications. This graph shows LDL levels for patients not able to take statins who were seen in Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology department. The blue line represents the average LDL level when they were first seen, and the purple line shows the average level at their second follow-up visit (within 2 years of their first visit). The average drop in 2016 was an impressive 50 points (mg/dL).

2016 Outcomes: Improvement in Exercise  Capacity by Exercise Stress Test

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Outcomes measured in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program showed improvements in all areas, including those related to functional capacity, quality of life, blood pressure, and weight.

2016 Outcomes: Improvement in Systolic Blood Pressure

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