The Whole Health Cure

"The Heart of Cardiovascular Prevention" with Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC

Episode Summary

This is a very special episode - Episode # 100! THANK YOU to everyone for your continued support! In this episode Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC talks about prevention of heart disease. Dr. Sperling covers a range of topics related to cardiovascular disease and its prevention. What is preventive cardiology? How can we prevent heart disease in individuals and populations? What are the risk factors for heart disease? Dr. Sperling discusses the opportunities in healthcare as it relates to cardiovascular health, and why this topic is especially relevant in the time of the pandemic. Dr. Sperling talks about local and national projects he is leading to restore cardiovascular health and closes with tips on what each of us can do to make an impact. Tune in to learn more! Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC is the current Executive Director of the Million Hearts Initiative for the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is the Founder and was the Director of The Heart Disease Prevention Center at Emory since 1997.  He is currently the Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health. This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visit https://bit.ly/EmoryLM

Episode Notes

This is a very special episode - Episode # 100! THANK YOU to everyone for your continued support!

In this episode Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC talks about prevention of heart disease. Dr. Sperling covers a range of topics related to cardiovascular disease and its prevention. What is preventive cardiology? How can we prevent heart disease in individuals and populations? What are the risk factors for heart disease? Dr. Sperling discusses the opportunities in healthcare as it relates to cardiovascular health, and why this topic is especially relevant in the time of the pandemic. Dr. Sperling talks about local and national projects he is leading to restore cardiovascular health and closes with tips on what each of us can do to make an impact. Tune in to learn more!

Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC is the current Executive Director of the Million Hearts Initiative for the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is the Founder and was the Director of The Heart Disease Prevention Center at Emory since 1997.  He is currently the Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health. He served as the President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology from 2014-2016, served on the writing committee of 2018 the ACC/ AHA Guideline on the Management on Blood Cholesterol, and served as Chair of the World Heart Federation writing group on the Roadmap for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention among People Living with Diabetes. Dr. Sperling was the recipient of the 2017 Award of Honor from the Alumni Association of Emory University School of Medicine. He has received awards for excellence in teaching (including 4 Golden Apple Awards and The Dean’s Teaching Award), mentorship (Emory SOM 2018 Mentorship Award), and the R. Wayne Alexander Research mentor award. He has authored over 350 manuscripts/ abstracts/ books, and has been an invited speaker on every continent except Antarctica. 

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