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— healthy blood vessels and heart function enable your cells to receive vital oxygen and nutrients and to remove waste. Without preventive measures, the blood vessels and heart undergo changes with aging. These changes include a decline in heart function, arterial thickening and stiffening, and development of plaque and tendency toward clotting.
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death and disability 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.1 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. This means that cardiovascular disease kills a minimum of 2,200 Americans every day.
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 to a healthy diet and lifestyle, nutritional supplements 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.
HormoneSynergy® provides patients with the latest clinical research, patient care, education, sophisticated specialty and cardiovascular treatments.
As part of your treatment, we will strive to help you prevent complications such as coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and cerebrovascular accidents (stroke).
It is through in-depth consultation, examination, non-drug and drug treatment that patients are able to permanently modify their lifestyles and reduce cardiovascular risk. Dr. Retzler will provide you with effective tools to prevent you from being a cardiovascular statistic.