The Lipid Management Program at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the only organized lipid management program in Miami. In fact, there are only a few dozen certified clinical lipidologists in Florida.

If you are living with cardiovascular disease or at risk for cardiovascular disease, lipids can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lipids are the fats in your blood like cholesterol and triglycerides.

The Lipid Management Program at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute helps patients who must manage their lipids but are unable to tolerate traditional lipid management therapies or have complex disorders that require specialized care. We work with your physician to help you reach your lipid goal in a safe and well-tolerated way.  

Complete Approach to Lipid Management

Our physician assistant, a clinical lipid specialist, and our clinical pharmacist track your treatment plan by regularly monitoring your lipids and making necessary adjustments to make sure you are meeting your goals. Additionally, the team coordinates with nutritionists, exercise physiologists, genetic counselors or additional specialists to ensure you stay on target.

Once you reach your lipid goal, your primary physician or cardiologist will take over for your long-term lipid management and care.

Who can the Lipid Management Program help?

The Lipid Management Program is helpful for patients:

  • At risk for heart attack or stroke
  • Unsure if they should be taking statins
  • Under 55 with coronary artery disease
  • Having genetic cholesterol and/or lipid disorders
  • Deemed “statin intolerant” due to side effects
  • Currently taking statins but who are not at “goal” for cardiac risk
  • Who have had multiple heart attacks, stents or coronary angioplasties
  • Experiencing cardiac events after coronary artery bypass grafting
  • With elevated triglycerides (over 500mg/dl)
  • Being considered for new PCSK9 inhibitor drugs to lower cholesterol

The Lipid Management Program is covered under insurance. Referrals from physicians are recommended but not required.

To find out more and to make an appointment with a cardiovascular lipid specialist, call 786-204-4499.

Do you know your heart age?

Do you know your heart age?

Take our online health risk assessment to learn more about your heart health. Understanding your risk for developing heart disease over the next 10 years can help you and your doctor work together to reduce that risk. This risk assessment tool helps you uncover areas where you can change certain lifestyle factors to improve your heart and vascular health, reducing your chance of having a heart attack or stroke, or developing heart disease.
Our Approach

Our Approach

Our physician assistant and a clinical pharmacist, in collaboration with a cardiologist, work with you to help you manage your lipids, through regular monitoring, support and treatment adjustments when necessary. We also have a team of nutritionists, exercise physiologists, genetic counselors and other specialists to help you reach your ideal lipid goal for optimal long-term health. While a referral from a physician may be required for your insurance, one is not required for an appointment.
Meet The Team

Meet The Team

The Lipid Management Program at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the only organized lipid management program in the Miami area. Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., and his team received specialized training and certifications to offer high-level expert lipid management care to our patients. There are only a few dozen certified clinical lipidologists in the state of Florida.

Meet The Team

The Lipid Management Program at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the only organized lipid management program in the Miami area. Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., and his team received specialized training and certifications to offer high-level expert lipid management care to our patients. There are only a few dozen certified clinical lipidologists in the state of Florida.