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The Lesser-Known Heart Disease Risk Factors

Summary: Statin drugs have failed to eradicate heart disease. Why? Because lowering cholesterol is only one of several risk factors.
Air Date: May 23, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
The Lesser-Known Heart Disease Risk Factors
Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes; yet doctors remain confused as to how this artery-blocking process occurs.

Most cardiologists overlook specific mechanisms that inflict arterial wall damage and the ensuing progression to occlusive atherosclerotic disease.

The result is that only a few of the factors that accelerate arterial blockage (such as elevated LDL) are addressed in today’s clinical setting.

To successfully eradicate heart disease, lesser known risk factors must be addressed and modified.

In this interview, Dr. Mike discusses some of those lesser-known risk factors and how you can reduce your risk for heart disease.


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