Your heart is everything.

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Every year, several hundred thousand Americans die prematurely of largely preventable heart disease as shown in the above news article but you don’t have to be one of them. Since 2001, I incorporated aggressive prevention in my practice so that my patients do not become part of these yearly statistics. This was accomplished successfully and every year, we get better at saving more lives.

This is how we do it:

1. For those who have not had a heart attack yet (they comprised the largest casualty group) we adopted a dual approach: stop a heart attack before it happens by earlier plaque detection and then using evidence-based medical therapy, we stop the normal plaque progression, even induce plaque regression.

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2. We developed a clinical management to close the wide treatment shown to exist nationwide by the L-TAP study and then published our data in order to share with others what is possible. 

     

3. We save thousands of healthcare dollars per Medicare beneficiary per year by reducing cardiac hospitalizations and nearly eliminating the need for stents and heart bypass surgeries.


4. In 2019, we took a bold step by launching a public service campaign to save more lives with www.SaveYourHeartCampaign.org.

We are seeking others to join this campaign. It is time to turn off the faucet instead of just mopping the floor as Dr. Kim Williams puts it.

It is a big challenge but who can argue that it is not time yet. The time is right and it can be done. Starting in our own community.

© Rolando L. deGoma MD  2018     www.deGomaMD.com     Capital Cardiology Associates     Princeton Physicians' Organization