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"Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD: FAMILIA Study" - Kevin Kunzmann

  • MD Magazine
  • New York, NY
  • (November 20, 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. “The FAMILIA study is in an underserved area of New York—Harlem. Six hundred families, where we tested the children and the adults on 2 preventive strategies. In the presentation at the AHA, we just dealt with the adult population. Six hundred parents or caregivers were divided into three groups: one group, for four years, served as control. The second group had group therapy—eight-ten times, they joined groups of ten, and they discussed their weight, blood pressure, exercising, and they helped each other. The third group was actually coaching, individually.”

— 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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