preventive cardiology clinic
High cholesterol and blood pressure have their roots in childhood. Improving cholesterol and blood pressure during childhood helps reduce risk for heart disease, hypertension and stroke later in life, even in families who already have these.
The preventive cardiology clinic at Dayton Children’s Hospital helps children avoid similar problems by identifying early warning signs and reversing any negative changes that may have already set in.
what services are provided in the preventive cardiology clinic?
Our friendly and non-judgmental team provides a variety of services, including:
- A thorough heart evaluation
- Supportive and fun education for weight management
- Tools for families to improve nutrition and fitness
- Medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- Lab orders to evaluate heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke risk
- Referrals to specialty programs for any additional support
your care team
Smita Mehta, MD: Dr. Mehta is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist with advanced specialization in preventive cardiology. She completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and her advanced fellowship in preventive cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is passionate about helping families make successful lifestyle changes in easy and fun ways that translate into good cardiovascular health long-term, and delights in watching children regain their self confidence and self-esteem as their health improves.
how do I make an appointment for the preventive cardiology clinic?
Dayton Children’s is making it easier than ever to schedule an appointment in the preventive cardiology clinic with online scheduling. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mehta .