Dr. Elizabeth Klodas FACC


     At PCC, our goal is to detect and treat the early stages of heart disease in otherwise healthy individuals, and to help those with known heart disease return to the active lifestyle they are accustomed to at an affordable cost.


Congratulations to Dr. Klodas for being voted a Top Doctor by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine


  For the seventh consecutive year Dr. Klodas has been recognized by her peers as being among the top cardiologists in the Twin Cities. 

Step One Foods featured on CBS Health Watch

Step One Foods was created by Dr. Klodas for people who can't or don't want to solely rely on medications to improve their health. Every serving contains the precise amounts of whole food fiber, plant sterols, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids documented to help lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health. Just eat two servings a day of your favorite Step One Foods products as a substitute for something you are eating now. No additional dietary changes or daily workouts required.

How to interpret your cholesterol test results

When you get a cholesterol test back, you’re typically given 4 numbers: The total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Here’s what you need to know to interpret the results like a pro: Total Cholesterol: The Total Cholesterol should fall below 200 mg/dL. But that total... READ MORE

How to raise HDL

HDL (high density lipoprotein) is the good cholesterol... READ MORE

How to lower triglyceride levels

Triglycerides are different. They're not so much cholest... READ MORE

How to lower LDL

LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the cholesterol... READ MORE

Beyond cholesterol

When physicians work with patients to lower cholesterol, it’s not really the cholesterol that’s the main target. Rather, it’s the RISK of experiencing a heart event that we are trying to reduce. Lowering cholesterol is the means to that end, not the end in and of itself.  And this is why... READ MORE


Heart attack rates on the rise in young women

This week, a large study looking at heart attack hospitalizations found that rates of these hospitalizations have been increasing among women ages 35 to 54.  And not just by a little – by a lot.   READ MORE


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