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Understanding Heart Disease Risk Factors
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD

  • Head of the Section for Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 1 million Americans each year. About 81 million Americans are currently living with the disease and most aren't even aware of this reality. It is therefore important for you to become more aware of the disease and both the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors that are associated with it.

Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, Section Head of Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation, will provide answers to your questions concerning the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, laboratory tests available for identifying subjects at risk otherwise not identified by traditional risk factors alone, and prevention practices you can apply to your daily living routine.

Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, is the Head of the Section for Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, Vice Chair of Translational Research, Lerner Research Institute, Director for the Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Mass Spectrometry Core Facilities, Department Chair in the Department of Cell Biology and Section Head in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Hazen’s specialty interests include cardiovascular risk evaluation, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation, C-reactive protein testing, and preventive cardiology.

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