Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Wellness Center

Did you know that heart disease is preventable? Studies prove that by controlling your risk factors, you can substantially decrease your risk of angioplasty, coronary stenting, heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death.

Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center is committed to helping you manage your risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation (AFib), and stroke. We provide one-on-one consultations and immediate feedback to help you:

  • Better understand and manage your potential and existing risk factors
  • Stay on track with lifestyle changes, medications, and/or supplements
  • Achieve optimal health and longevity

The Cardio Health & Wellness Center offers comprehensive cardiovascular screenings for:

  • People with no signs of heart disease who want to identify risk factors
  • People who’ve experienced a heart attack or cardiovascular surgery and wish to sustain and improve their cardiovascular health

The center’s staff develops a customized plan for each at-risk patient that includes detailed dietary, lifestyle, and exercise guidelines. Specific patient objectives are established and monitored by clinicians over time.

Our program attracts patients throughout the world because it makes a difference in their lives. Although 82 percent of the 2,525 patients who visited the center in 2011 showed signs of heart disease, less than one percent actually had a cardiac event during that same period.

A Three-step Process

Step 1: The assessment
We assess your risk of heart disease with a few blood tests, measurements, and a one-on-one consultation with a nurse practitioner or a preventive cardiology fellow.

Step 2: The plan
After evaluating your lab results, vital signs, and complete health risks, we put together a wellness plan to keep you at your healthiest.

Step 3: The follow-up
We monitor your progress every three to four months to help you reach your goals.

Comprehensive Testing

Our screening assessment includes:

  • Cholesterol
  • Family history
  • Exercise
  • Blood sugar
  • Nutritional plan
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Body mass index
  • Blood pressure
  • Vascular health
  • Smoking
  • Waist circumference
  • Sleep apnea

Additional Services

  • Nutritional consultation
  • Body composition assessment
  • CardioScan
  • Ankle-Brachial Index Test (ABI)
  • Sleep study
  • Abdominal sonogram
  • Lp-PLa2
  • Atrial Fibrillation Prevention Program

When necessary, we may include additional screenings for nontraditional risk factors. Available screenings include:

  • Lp(a)
  • Fibrinogen
  • Apo B100
  • HsC-Reactive Protein
  • Apo A-1
  • Vitamin D level
  • Advanced lipid testing

Body Composition Assessment

Our body composition assessment scanner—the only one of its kind in the region—can identify the risky fat within your body.

The scan takes less than 10 minutes and costs $50. You don’t need to fast or avoid taking any scheduled medications to have one.

Contact Us

The Cardio Health & Wellness program is offered at four of our metro Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants locations. Call 816-751-8327 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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