Cardiovascular disease prevention

Lupus Foundation of America

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Monica Richey specializes in patient education about cardiovascular disease in systemic autoimmune diseases. She focuses on what you can do to reduce your risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including practical guidelines to maintain a healthy diet and how much exercise you really need. 

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Disclaimer: The information present is intended to provide general education for lupus patients and their families. The information provided does not constitute medical or health care advice for any individual and is not a substitute for medical and other professional advice and service. 

​Monica Richey, MSN, ANP-bc/GNP

serves as the nurse coordinator for the Center for Lupus Care and the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.