In my 10+ years practicing Interventional Cardiology, I have witnessed remarkable change in the field. Today, like never before, it is possible to prevent heart attacks and stroke. However, determining who is at highest risk is the cornerstone to saving lives. After detection of risk, appropriate intervention is key. So, in order to prevent, you have to start early enough: before an event.
Our goal in prevention is to uncover hidden cardiovascular (CV) risk and help lower it using a combination approach directed at diet, lifestyle and when appropriate, medicines. At Healthy Heart Cardiology, we are passionate about translating the newest research into practice for better patient outcomes. Towards this end I have acquired new expertise in lipidology and am currently the only cardiologist in the Grand Rapids area who is board certified in Clinical Lipidology. As of 2008, we are also the only practice offering carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) evaluation that is an index of risk that allows measurement of arterial age and helps determine lifetime CV risk.