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Pediatric Preventive Cardiology

In our Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Clinic (PPCC) at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, we specialize in the care of children with risk factors for early heart disease, with special attention to abnormal cholesterol. Our team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nutritionists and medical assistants. We seek to reduce or eliminate risk factors in children in order to prevent heart disease in adulthood. We use nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation and medical treatment of severely high cholesterol, if needed.

 
father and son; Pediatric Preventive Cardiology at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited form of high cholesterol that results in an increased risk of early heart disease. Diagnosing FH at a young age through a cholesterol blood test is important, because the treatment works best when started early - before too much extra cholesterol in the blood vessel walls builds up. Learn more about FH diagnosis and treatment | From our blog: Why Should I Get My Child's Cholesterol Checked?
group of children; Pediatric Preventive Cardiology at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin

High Triglycerides

Many things affect your child's chances of having heart disease as an adult. Some risk factors, such as family history, cannot be changed, but some can. Triglycerides are fats found in your food. Your liver can make them from extra calories and sugars in your diet. They are also found in extra body fat. When triglycerides levels are high, HDL ("good" cholesterol) levels tend to be low. Learn more about managing high triglycerides in kids
Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Team; American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin

Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Team

Our Pediatric Preventive Cardiology team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nutritionists and medical assistants. In addition to seeing patients at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, we also see patients in Wausau, Oshkosh, Green Bay and the Milwaukee area (Wauwatosa). Meet our team
American Family Children's Hospital; Madison, Wisconsin

Referring Patients

To refer a patient to our Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Clinic, call (608) 263-6420. For urgent referrals, call  the  UW Health Access Center  at (608) 263-6796 or (800) 472-0111. Learn more about our referral guidelines

doctor and patient; Preparing for your Preventive Cardiology Clinic Visit at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin boy on a slide; Pediatric Heart Care Program at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin