The Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic (WCRC) is a cardiac wellness prevention clinic run by a team of women cardiologists with the goal of preventing the development of heart disease in women. The WCRC consists of two visits. At the first visit you will register and complete the patient profile forms and have fasting laboratory tests completed.
The second visit is your cardiac evaluation with our female cardiologist. You will receive a 12-lead EKG, a blood pressure check and a full cardiac assessment. The cardiologist will review your tests, your risks and devise for you a personalized lifestyle modification plan to prevent cardiac problems in the future.
Nancy Branyas is board-certified by the American Board Of Internal Medicine, and the American Board Of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Branyas graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University, and then completed medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Charity Hospital, New Orleans.
She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and fellowship in Cardiology and Electrophysiology at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Branyas has been with the Care Group and St.Vincent Medical Group since 1989 and specializes in electrophysiology, clinical cardiology and women’s cardiac prevention. She is the Director of the St.Vincent Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic.
Angie Powell is a dedicated Women’s Cardiac Care nurse practitioner at St. Vincent Anderson Regional. She heads this Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic (coming in Oct. 2016). We need a bio for Angie Powell and full credentials
Every minute in the United States someone’s wife, mother or daughter dies from heart disease, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease.
|BMI||Indication of Risk|
|Under 20||May indicate malnutrition|
|20-25||Healthy weight range for most people|
|26-30||Increased risks for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and some cancers.|
|Over 31||At risk for above disease|