Heart disease affects 17 million Americans, with another 100 million more who are at-risk because of abnormalities in blood cholesterol. With the proper knowledge and an understanding of the tools for proper diagnosis and treatment, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease can be prevented and reversed. Acquiring the knowledge and understanding the tools as they apply to you starts by selecting a health care provider who is willing to work on an individualized approach to you, and not the “cookbook” approach that is too often used and encouraged by our health care system that rewards practitioners to blindly follow the medical guidelines that policy makers have introduced into medical care.
To get the best medical care, particularly in the prevention and management of heart disease, you must become a stakeholder. You must value your medical care with at least as much enthusiasm as you exhibit in your finances, the lives of your children, your political views, religious beliefs, and anything else that is important to you. You must become sufficiently well-informed to be an advocate for yourself. You must also buy into making the sometimes difficult choice of changing your lifestyle and having medical testing and treatments that will keep you healthy. If you are willing to make the effort, you will find the reward will be a longer and improved quality of life unencumbered by the disease that is the world’s number one killer.
One important step in acquiring the important and relevant information about preventing, treating and reversing heart disease is to read the recently released bestseller, “Don’t Let Your Heart Attack!: A comprehensive guide to help you understand heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and learn how to take charge of implementing your personal cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal strategies.” Important topics and questions addressed in this essential and potentially life-saving book include;
K. H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC
Dr. Sheikh directs a cardiology practice specializing in lipid management and cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He was a Professor of Cardiology at Duke University before entering private practice, and is currently on the clinical faculty at the University of Central Florida College Of Medicine. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a certified clinical lipid specialist, board certified in adult echocardiography and has completed level I training in cardiac CT imaging. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical research trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and subject reviews. He was recognized by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Cardiologists.