What is Preventive Cardiology?
By Dr. Kathryn Retzler
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in the US. In fact, every 25 seconds someone experiences a heart attack and every 60 seconds someone dies. Every 40 seconds, someone in the US has a stroke. Combining these statistics means that every 36 seconds (approximately the time it took you to read to this point) someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases.
The health of your heart and blood vessels is paramount to optimal aging. Your heart beats approximately 100,000 times a day, pumping 1,900 gallons of blood through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels. The astonishing activity of your cardiovascular system makes life possible—without healthy blood vessels and heart function, your cells cannot receive vital oxygen and nutrients and waste cannot be removed.
The goal of preventive cardiology is to slow vascular aging and minimize injury to blood vessels while enhancing their repair. This includes healing dysfunctional endothelium, stabilizing and reversing plaque, decreasing arterial thickening and stiffness, and decreasing risk factors. With solid commitment and accountability through repeat testing, it is absolutely possible to stabilize or reverse cardiovascular disease and your risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
Dr. Kathryn Retzler provides the most advanced treatments for slowing the effects of aging and cognitive decline, while restoring health and vitality with the use of natural therapies, lifestyle recommendations, and biodentical hormones.