40. The ‘ABC’s of Cardiovascular Prevention with Dr. Roger Blumenthal

The CardioNerds discuss The ‘ABC’s of Cardiovascular Prevention with Dr. Roger Blumenthal, Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and co-chairperson of the 2019 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Guideline on prevention of cardiovascular disease. Joining the discussion is Dr. David Feldman, Osler housestaff and first author of a beautiful State-of-the-Art review in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology discussing a comprehensive ABCs of prevention.

The Cardionerds Cardiology Podcast features episode 40. The 'ABC's of Cardiovascular Prevention with Dr. Roger Blumenthal
  • A: Assess Risk, Anti-Inflammatory, Aspirin
  • B: Body weight, Blood Pressure
  • C: Cigarette Cessation, Cholesterol
  • D: Dream (sleep), Diet, Digital Health, Diabetes
  • E: Exercise
  • F: Factors of the Environment
  • G: Genetics

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Key Reference: Summarizing 2019 in Cardiovascular Prevention using the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease’s ‘ABC’s Approach

We are truly honored to be producing the Cardionerds CVD Prevention Series in collaboration with the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! The ASPC is an incredible resource for learning, networking, and promoting the ideals of cardiovascular prevention! This series is kicked off by a message from Dr. Amit Khera, President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and President of the SouthWest Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Roger Blumenthal is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease for which he was the principal developer. He received his medical degree from Cornell Medical College, where he was awarded the Weiss Prize for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining the Johns Hopkins cardiology faculty. Dr. Blumenthal was the most recent recipient of the Landon School Anthony Kupka Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was co-chairperson of the 2019 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Guideline on prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. David Feldman is a Junior Assistant Resident in the Osler Medical Residency Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to joining the housestaff, David received his MD and MPH degrees from the University of Miami. David first joined the Ciccarone Center as a pre-doctoral fellow in 2013 under the mentorship of Drs. Roger Blumenthal and Mike Blaha. David is passionate about cardiovascular disease prevention and hopes to pursue a career in academic cardiology, with a particular interest in preventive cardiology. 

40. The ‘ABC’s of Cardiovascular Prevention with Dr. Roger Blumenthal