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"Valentin Fuster, MD: Necessary Heart Disease Prevention" - Kevin Kunzmann

  • MD Magazine
  • New York, NY
  • (November 21, 2019)

Principal investigator Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai Heart and physician in chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital created and led the FAMILIA Project, and discusses results with MD Magazine. “We surveilled, in Harlem, 600 children between ages three to six, with a very intensive program of teaching health for 50 hours over 4 months. And the results were fascinating. Very significant improvements on the children who were intervened, compared with the controls.” He added, “So, what we are trying to tell society is it's better if we start by thinking about preventing disease, or promoting better health in childhood—rather than dealing with disease too late, which is what we're doing today.”

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

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