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Your heart. It is a critically important part of your body.  Without your heart, your body will be deprived of the necessary oxygen and energy your body needs to live.  A healthy heart will keep blood flowing smoothly and offer energy for life.

Taking care of your heart means managing your cholesterol, or the fats in your blood.  These fats can clog the arteries supplying oxygen to the muscles in your heart that pumps blood to the rest of your body.  If you are an adult or child with high cholesterol or have a family history of heart disease onset at an early age, you are a good candidate for nutrition counseling.

A heart healthy diet is low in saturated fats and high in fruits and vegetables.  A dietitian can work with you to assess your current eating habits and lifestyle, while taking into account your medical history and medications to help you adopt a heart healthy life. 

WakeMed Cary Hospital features Dietitians with many years of experience counseling patients with cardiac disease. Put their experience to work for you today.  Your heart will thank you.

Convenient Appointments

WakeMed Cary Hospital Outpatient Dietitians offer convenient appointments to fit your schedule beginning at 7:30 am and as late as 5 pm.

Insurance

Cardiac dietary services are being offered as a covered service more frequently by health insurance providers.  Check with your insurance carrier today.

Schedule an Appointment

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call or have your physician FAX a referral to us. Insurance coverage and costs may vary.

Phone:  919-350-2358
FAX:  919-350-8959

Ask A Dietitian

WakeMed dietitians are ready to provide helpful information on a variety of topics. Every Wednesday we will respond to a question submitted on the WakeMed Voices Blog. * Note due to the volume of questions received, we are unable to respond to every question submitted.

Wondering which protein bar is best? Confused about what you heard/read in a recent nutrition news story or article? Is eating organic foods better for my health? E-mail your question to AskADietitian@wakemed.org.

Ask A Dietitian is intended for general questions about nutrition. Ask A Dietitian is not intended to be a replacement for professional medical treatment or one-on-one counseling and is not intended to establish a patient/provider relationship. Please schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietitians or your physician regarding your individual health needs.

WakeMed Voices Blog

WakeMed dietitians are frequent contributors on a variety of nutrition topics to our WakeMed Voices blog. Check out what they have to say.