Healthy Heart Cardiac Prevention Clinic


Room 180, 1st floor, Burrard Building, St. Paul's Hospital

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About this clinic

The Healthy Heart Cardiac Prevention Clinic is dedicated to preventing heart and blood vessel diseases. It is also dedicated to preventing diabetes. It's also the main provincial clinic for people in BC with inherited disorders of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism.

The clinic is staffed by many different health professionals. It's designed to educate people about the risk factors for heart attack, stroke, other blood vessel diseases and diabetes. The clinic aims to reduce these risks through healthy diet, lifestyle changes like exercise, and, if needed, medication. We also help people who have difficulty taking cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins.

Preventing heart and blood vessel diseases includes assessing your diet and exercise. We also assess risk factors such as:

  • Unhealthy cholesterol or triglyceride levels, known heart or blood vessel disease
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Family history, especially of early onset heart attack or stroke, high cholesterol or diabetes

A team of health professionals will work with you. This includes either a cardiologist or endocrinologist, registered nurse educators and registered dietitians.

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

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Clinical trials & research

Advances in treatments for heart disease are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this field. Please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about heart disease and find better ways to help people like you live and thrive. Even if you don't benefit directly, your participation can help care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information. You can also contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit  Providence Research.

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