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Cardiometabolic Disease

Manage heart and metabolic concerns.

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Get treatment for conditions that cause heart disease.

Understanding cardiometabolic diseases is the first step toward better health. Conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes often arise without symptoms, increasing your risk of developing heart disease. Our cardiovascular team is here to help prevent the onset and progression of these problems. Together, we’ll develop a care plan that supports your well-being.


Our team is dedicated to treating heart and metabolic conditions that contribute to heart disease. We use a 360-degree approach to address these conditions, combining expert medical treatments with personalized lifestyle strategies. By addressing cardiometabolic risk factors like pre-diabetes or excess body weight, we can help you manage your heart health.

Conditions we treat

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is when blood pressure consistently measures at or above 130/80 mmHg. It’s typically caused by a mix of genetics, lifestyle habits, and other health issues. While early stages rarely show symptoms, untreated hypertension can lead to severe complications like heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

High cholesterol levels (dyslipidemia)

Dyslipidemia refers to abnormal levels of lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides, in the bloodstream. This imbalance can lead to various cardiovascular complications. Often results from a combination of genetic factors, lifestyle choice and underlying health conditions, treatment goals aim to stabilize lipid levels and reduce the risk of heart problems.

Insulin resistance and prediabetes

Insulin resistance and prediabetes are conditions that signal higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, which can progress to type 2 diabetes. Symptoms can often go unnoticed but adopting a healthy lifestyle reduces the odds of developing this condition.

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of health conditions that increase risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. This condition is diagnosed when an individual meets three or more of the following criteria:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Elevated fasting glucose levels
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Elevated waist circumference
  • Reduced HDL cholesterol


Many cardiometabolic diseases can be treated without surgery. That’s why we offer nonsurgical solutions like:

  • Blood pressure and cholesterol management
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Lifestyle modification programs
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Medication management
  • Non-invasive cardiovascular assessments
  • Physical activity plans
  • Preventive screenings

However, if you need surgery, particularly for complications, our experienced surgeons are ready to help. They’re skilled in performing both routine and advanced procedures, such as:

  • Angioplasty with stent placement
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Pancreatic surgery


Lipid Management Program

An imbalance of cholesterols – high LDL (“bad cholesterol), low HDL (“good cholesterol) or triglycerides – increase your risk for heart disease, stroke and vascular disease. St. Luke’s Lipid Management Program consists of physicians with special training in lipid imbalance, dietitians, genetic counselors and pharmacists, who work together to reduce your risk or slow the progression of these diseases. They develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient, including lipid testing, blood pressure management, nutrition counseling, and exercise.

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Your recovery starts here.

If you’re experiencing heart concerns, let us help. Connect with a St. Luke’s cardiometabolic specialist and start your path to recovery.