|Dr. Geetha Raghuveer
Children’s Mercy Preventive Cardiology is a multi-disciplinary team including a Cardiologist (Dr. Geetha Raghuveer), Registered Nurse (Jennifer Picard), Exercise Physiologist (Jessica Watson), and a Dietician (Whitney Haas). Routine lab testing for dyslipidemia and related heart disease promoting risk factors, reported family history, fitness testing, scanning arteries for plaque, cardiac scans, and blood vessel stiffness measures help guide our lifestyle counseling to reduce risk factors for early onset heart disease. Medication management is offered in select cases. There is potential for some children to enroll in drug trials sponsored by NIH if families are interested.