Heart Health


The goal is to match your HealthSpan to your lifespan.



Our aim is to prevent cardiometabolic disease (collectively heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes). Optimal cardiometabolic health is integral for an optimal HealthSpan. We incorporate the BaleDoneen® Method along with our own holistic approach to heart health. Our providers are experts in the treatment of cardiometabolic disease and lipidology.

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I often get asked by patients if they are at risk for a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. These conditions, which I collectively term cardiometabolic disease, account for more deaths and disability than anything else in this country. If someone has any of these risk factors, they should be appropriately screened to see if any amount of disease (e.g,. plaque or inflammation) is lurking in their arteries.

  • Family Histoy of CVD
  • Genetic History of CVD
  • Personal History of CVD
  • High blood pressure
  • High triglycerides
  • Elevated blood sugar
  • PCOS
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Mid-line weight gain
  • Elevated inflammation
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Elevated lipoprotein(a)
  • Dental cavities
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tooth pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Shift work
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor diet
  • Fatigue
  • High stress
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Heavy metals exposure
  • Low thyroid hormones
  • Menopause
  • Hypogonadism
  • Growth hormone deficiency

Heart attack risk and Lipoprotein

Heart attack risk and Lipoprotein(a)

by Zachary Lott, NP | Jun 24, 2021 | Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Attack, Heart Health, Lipids, Lipoprotein(a), Red Flags, Screening

Elevated Lp(a) is causally implicated in cardiovascular disease, and testing may help to tailor the appropriate intensity of preventive measures.

Good Cholesterol and Bad Cholesterol

Good Cholesterol and Bad Cholesterol

by Zachary Lott, NP | Jun 2, 2021 | Heart Health, Lipids, Screening

Cholesterol can’t be good or bad. Cholesterol is just cholesterol; it just gets carried around in different carrier vehicles which act differently in the body.

Physical Signs of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Physical Signs of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

by Zachary Lott, NP | Mar 12, 2021 | Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Health, Red Flags, Screening

There are a number of risk factors that can be easily recognized in the mirror, or in others with face-to-face conversation.



Nexus HealthSpan
23653 El Toro Road, Ste B
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: 800-880-1895
Fax: 949-844-5844

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