While there are many advanced treatments for coronary diseases, prevention really does remain the best medicine. Even for patients who already have cardiovascular disease, its progression can be slowed significantly through management of risk factors.
Louisiana Heart Center offers both primary and secondary prevention services. Primary prevention focuses on halting heart and blood vessel diseases without surgery, and before a serious event such as a heart attack or stroke occurs. For patients who have had surgery or a coronary event, secondary prevention strategies are geared toward managing symptoms and reducing the risk of further harm.