MUSC Heart & Vascular Center

Heart and Vascular Center

Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program

Located in South Carolina heart center's MUSC’s Ashley River Tower, MUSC's Cardiovascular Health Program is dedicated to improving cardiovascular health by offering one-stop access to a full range of preventive cardiology services including cardiovascular disease programs. The cardiovascular disease program brings together comprehensive exams performed by experienced cardiovascular specialists, blood lipids management, hypertension management, nutrition counseling, weight management, exercise prescription, diabetes management and vascular services, as well as early detection and advanced cardiac diagnostic imaging.

You’re never too young — or too old — to begin taking preventive measures. More than 78% of U.S. adults between the ages of 20 and 80 have one or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The good news is that prevention works — since 1968, U.S. deaths from heart attack and stroke have been reduced by almost 50% largely by addressing the most serious risk factors.

Prevention Works

Despite considerable advances in treatment, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.*

  • 78% of U.S. adults are candidates for at least one prevention activity
  • If everyone practiced prevention, heart attacks could be reduced by 63% and strokes by 31%
  • Approximately half of the reduction in heart disease deaths since 1968 is due to risk factor reduction
  • The greatest benefits are from lowering LDL cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, aspirin therapy, weight management and smoking cessation through a cardiovascular disease program.
*Source: American Heart Association

Acknowledgement

The Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program is made possible by Bev and Wally Seinsheimer, Charleston residents whose generous donation helps cover start-up and operating costs. Bev, a former cardiac nurse, member of MUSC’s Heart & Vascular Board and founder of the MUSC Women’s Heart Health Symposium, and Wally, who serves on the MUSC Foundation’s board of directors, wanted to establish a legacy cardiovascular disease program to help people avoid catastrophic illness and live longer, healthier, more enjoyable lives.

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