For many people who have already experienced how serious even a minor heart problem can be, Oklahoma Heart Institute’s Lipid & Wellness Center has restored hope for a longer, healthier life. For others, it’s an important first step on the path to cardiac wellness. Blood lipids, like cholesterol and triglycerides, are a major factor in the development of coronary artery disease, the number one killer worldwide. Dr. Eric Auerbach, a cardiologist, and Dr. Ralph Duda, an endocrinologist, are experts in lipids and lipid disorders. They also share a passion for using that expertise to prevent heart and vascular disease.
While it’s common knowledge that high cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors can have serious consequences, new research has proven that taking steps to manage cholesterol levels and other risk factors can actually prevent and reverse heart disease – the country’s number one cause of death.
Oklahoma Heart Institute’s Lipid & Wellness Center of Excellence uses aggressive lifestyle modification and medical therapy to not only stop the buildup of plaque in the arteries but also reduce what is already there. Our experienced staff develops an individualized plan for you that fits your lifestyle and time commitments.
Our balanced, multi-faceted approach is critical to producing significant results. The program focuses on the following key elements:
- Cholesterol-lowering medication
- Blood pressure control
- Smoking cessation
The Lipid Clinic at Oklahoma Heart Institute provides expert care in these important areas:
- Rapid achievement of lipid treatment goals
- Management of complex lipid disorders
- Management of statin intolerance
- Treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia
- Use of advanced lipid therapies, including LDL-apharesis, Juxtapid, and Kynamro
- A multi-faceted approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease
For more information, call (918) 574-9000.