Preventing Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States, and prevention is a major public health priority.1 And yet, many types of heart diseases — such as coronary artery disease (CAD) — are preventable, specifically through the early detection and treatment of risk factors. Leading a healthy lifestyle can help lower patients’ risk for CAD.

The Preventive Cardiology online short course offers a practical approach to the prevention and recurrence of cardiac events by recognizing the impact of lifestyle choices. Guided by expert cardiologist Dr. David Maron, you'll explore an integrated approach to patient care, including the theory of preventive cardiology and the application of evidence-based principles to real-world clinical practice. Over six weeks, you’ll be empowered with an empirical approach to preventive medicine to assist patients in making the right decisions, and build healthy habits through behavior change strategies.

1 JAMA (Mar, 2021).

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Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Center for Health Education