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SCAI answeredYour primary care physician is likely to be the first person to diagnose you as having risk factors for cardiovascular disease. To help you lower your risk for heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease symptoms, your physician is likely to recommend lifestyle changes as key to targeting risk factors such as high blood pressure or obesity. Alongside your primary care physician, a range of professionals are available to help you monitor your health and assist you in making these lifestyle changes. Your preventive and management program may include visits with physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dieticians, a smoking cessation team, and diabetes educators. These professionals will work with you to prevent or slow the progress of cardiovascular disease and minimize the risk of a heart attack or stroke.