Be Smart - Protect your Heart: How to Prevent Heart Disease

Service: Topics: Organization:
Orange Coast Memorial
Featured speaker:

Robert S. Greenfield, MD

Medical Director Non-Invasive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Memorial
Specialties:
  • Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Dr. Greenfield is a co-founder of California Heart Associates in Orange County, California. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Lipidology. He received his B.A. from City University of New York, Brooklyn College, and his MD from the State University of New York- Downstate Medical Center. After his Residency and Fellowship, he went on to accept an academic position at UC-Irvine Medical Center as full-time faculty before co-founding California Heart Associates in 1979.

After twenty-one years, he accepted a full-time faculty position in the Division of Cardiology and as Director of the Cardiology Clinics at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland where he stayed for three years before returning to California Heart Associates. He continues teaching and is a national and regional speaker for several pharmaceutical companies, and he can periodically be heard on KFI-AM. His research includes the fields of lipidology, acute coronary syndrome, and risk factor modification. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Chapter of the National Lipid Association. As California Heart Associates completes its thirtieth year, Dr. Greenfield remains full-time in his busy practice of cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment, cholesterol management, and prevention.

Podcast Summary

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Heart disease describes a variety of disorders and conditions that can affect the heart.  The key to preventing heart disease is a healthy lifestyle.  Also, the more knowledge you have about your family's medical history, the better prepared you'll be to prevent heart disease.

Medical Director for Non-Invasive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation at MemorialCare, Dr. Robert Greenfield, MD shares the simply ways you can lower your risk and avoid heart disease.