"Shift to Health Promotion Needed to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease" - Regina Schaffer
The global burden of cardiovascular disease continues to increase, and novel interventions that target the youngest children can make the biggest difference in preventing future disease for the lowest cost, according to Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai Heart and physician-in-chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fuster added, “The present trend in the cardiovascular field is a movement from treating disease — which will always be the case — to promoting health. Subclinical identification of disease, via imaging and genetics, is the present target, as an intermediary of this trend.” Dr. Fuster highlighted his FAMILIA study, which promoted the benefits of increasing physical activity, a healthy diet, managing emotions and understanding the human body in underserved children from 15 preschools in Harlem, New York City.
— Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director, Mount Sinai Heart, Physician in Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai