Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men.
It’s often thought of as a disease of old age – actually, heart disease starts decades before we feel its effects. In a study of 300 deceased soldiers between the ages of 18 to 48, 77% had evidence of heart vessel disease. Another study of more than 2,600 men and women between the ages of 15 to 34 found early onset heart vessel disease that progressed faster and further than expected. This isn’t an “old person’s” disease. It begins when we are young and progresses slowly and silently over time.
What is the Heart and Vascular Protocol?
As a heart surgeon, Dr. Piercecchi has seen many patients who underwent annual primary care visits, believed they were healthy, and were then shocked to hear they needed heart surgery. Annual, 30-minute primary care visits are not enough to prevent most diseases, much less identify them early. Those visits are very superficial with basic laboratory analysis that lacks the sensitivity to uncover many problems.
Modern medicine is decades behind the science, following guidelines that are based on outdated information. Despite modern medicines’ sophisticated cardiac interventions and pervasive use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, heart disease is on the rise and remains the number one killer of men. Cardiovascular health needs to be addressed early in life with proactive, preventive measures. The time has come to acknowledge the new science, employ alternative therapies, and emphasize aggressive lifestyle management.
What’s Included in the Heart and Vascular Protocol?
Our heart and vascular protocol focuses on alternative labs, biomarkers, and ultrasound imaging of blood vessels to identify baseline vessel health and your current risk for disease. We have a complex strategy with multiple therapies to address the various stages of heart and vascular disease and partner with our approved cardiologists for those patients with advanced disease.
What Steps Should I Take Going Forward?
To meet with our team and take advantage of the many benefits of our program philosophy, contact our Tucson office by calling or filling out our online form.Contact Us!
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