The St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Lipid Disorders. The center will focus on the evaluation and treatment of a variety of conditions including Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertriglyceridemia and will treat patients with a personal or strong family history of premature atherosclerosis as well as individuals with intolerance to or a sub-optimal response to medications.
During the last two years, there has been a large amount of research on this patient population with new recommendations for care and treatment as well as the approval of two new therapeutic agents for hypercholesterolemia. Our team is well versed in the latest research, experienced in the treatment of these complex conditions and well-equipped to treat patients at-risk for heart and vascular disease. Advanced lipid analysis, tailored evidence based therapy and education in concert with a dietitian is offered to every patient who visits our center. Staffed by the largest number of board certified lipid specialists within one network regionally, the center includes two cardiologists, Gerald E. Pytlewski, DO and Sobhan Kodali, MD and one advanced nurse practitioner, Carla Weidner, CRNP, board certified in Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and the National Lipid Association. The Center for Lipid Disorders is pleased to offer its services throughout the region and has offices at The Heart and Vascular Centers throughout the network.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates at 484-526-7800.