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Christopher M Rembold, MD

Division:
Cardiovascular Medicine
Department:
Medicine
Call 434.243.1000
Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center Fontaine

500 Ray C. Hunt Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Phone:
434.243.1000
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine, 1984; Cardiovascular Disease, 1987
Research Interests:

Nitric oxide induced relaxation, Outcomes research, Hypertension and dyslipidemia

Clinical Practice:
Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries), Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Cholesterol, High Triglycerides (Hyperlipidemia), Metabolic Syndrome
About
Title:
Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology
Biography

Dr. Rembold specializes in preventive cardiology, treatment of severe hypertension, treatment of severe dyslipidemia, carotid intimal medial thickness imaging to predict risk of heart attack and stroke, treatment of the metabolic syndrome, prevention of diabetes, and general cardiology. Prevention of heart attack, stroke, and dementia involves dietary changes (increased omega 3 and 9 fats and decreased saturated and omega 6 fats), exercise, avoidance of tobacco, and medications.

Dr. Rembold has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on 16 research projects. These projects are currently studying or have studied arterial smooth muscle contraction and relaxation, carotid intimal medial thickness imaging to predict risk of heart attack and stroke, pediatric sleep apnea, and outcomes research. He has shared his research and experience by co-authoring 95 peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters and through 134 invited presentations or visiting professorships.

Education
Primary:
Northwestern University, 1981
Residency:
Internal Medicine, University of Virginia
Fellowships:
Cardiology, University of Virginia
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