Purpose of Review: The high burden of cardiovascular disease and the simultaneous obesity pandemic is placing an extraordinary strain on the health care system. In the current siloed care model, patients with cardiometabolic disease receive only fractionated care from multiple specialists, leading to insufficient treatment, higher costs, and worse outcomes. Recent Findings: The imminent need for a new care model calls for the creation of a distinct cardiometabolic specialty in conjunction with a cardiometabolic outpatient clinic dedicated to the comprehensive cardiometabolic care. The cardiometabolic clinic would consist of a diverse range of professionals relevant to comprehensive treatment. Summary: The outpatient clinic we envision here would facilitate an interdisciplinary collaboration between specialists and deliver prevention-focused treatment to patients at risk/established cardiometabolic disease.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine