How to Protect Your Heart
We do not give much thought to our heart until something goes wrong with it.
If your physician has diagnosed you with coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease, you are not alone—more than 18 million Americans suffer from this health problem.
CHD is the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women in the United States. It can also lead to serious complications, including angina, heart attacks, heart failure and arrhythmias.
Recent advances are improving the quality and duration of life in those affected by CHD.
Many individuals have one or more risk factors that increase their chances of developing CHD. If you can identify and control your risk factors, you can help prevent the development of CHD and delay its progression. Sometimes, however, comprehensive preventive efforts are not sufficient, and CHD and its complications occur. Fortunately, you and your doctor can manage these disorders with a combination of lifestyle measures, medications, and revascularization procedures.
Act now to help prevent CHD and its complications by learning all you can about heart disease, to preserve your best health and active lifestyle for many years to come.
Where can you turn for the most accurate, reliable advice about your heart health and what to do if you have CHD?
The 2020 Coronary Heart Disease White Paper
Your Annual Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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The Expertise You Require in the Layperson’s Language
The more you know about managing your heart condition, the better prepared you will be to deal with its symptoms. Learning as much as possible about the causes, effects and treatments for heart disease is the first step toward living a full life without the pain and physical limitations that often accompany CHD.
Introducing Your Coronary Heart Disease Expert
Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.A.S.P.C., F.N.L.A., is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and the inaugural Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of atherosclerotic vascular disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis, and strategies to determine who is at high—as well as very low—risk of future cardiovascular disease.
He is on the national spokesperson panel for the American Heart Association (AHA). An accomplished writer, Dr. Blumenthal has co-authored more than 500 original research articles, state-of-the-art reviews, and editorials dealing with many aspects of cardiovascular risk assessment and atherosclerosis management. Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of Circulation, Cardiology Today, the American Heart Journal, and the American College of Cardiology Extended Learning Center (ACCEL). He is the co-editor-in-chief of the textbook Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and the ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology. He was chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Committee on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease for four years and is the dyslipidemia section editor for the ACC’s website.
Dr. Blumenthal served as co-chair of the ACC/AHA committee that developed the 2019 Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He was also a co-author of the 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol.
In 2018, Dr. Blumenthal was awarded the Landon School’s Kupka Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in 2019 he was awarded the Arthur S. Agatston Award for outstanding contributions to preventive cardiology by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
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