At the Heart of the Matter: Using Functional Medicine to Heal Vessels on Fire

Presented by: Regina Druz, MD, FACC
Recorded: February 2017

Heart and vascular disease continues to be the number one killer of both men and women, claiming a life every 60 seconds in the U.S. Traditional risk factors, such as age, gender, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking and family history explain about 50 percent of the cases.  Recently, the roles of dietary cholesterol and saturated fats in heart disease were questioned.  Sizable gaps remain in our understanding of heart and vascular disease, and its root causes.

Using a functional medicine approach, based on personalized genomic assessments and novel risk markers, allows for dramatically reduced vascular inflammation,  improved heart  health and wellness, and re-define disease trajectory. This session will enable practitioners to learn integrative cardiology protocols to address vascular inflammation, and apply those to a case-based scenario.

This presentation was recorded at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.