History of Heart Disease

Service: Topics: Organization:
Long Beach Medical Center
Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH, FACC, FASNC
Featured speaker:

Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH, FACC, FASNC

Medical Director, Cardiovascular Program Development, MemorialCare
Specialties:
  • Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Dr. Thomas is the medical director of Cardiovascular Business Development for MemorialCare.

Dr. Thomas is perhaps best known as the co-leader of a joint US-Egyptian team that discovered that ancient Egyptian mummies had atherosclerosis. His teams findings in Egypt have been reported globally and in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Podcast Summary

Heart disease is the No.1 killer of American men and women. While most people blame modern lavish lifestyles for the prevalence of heart disease, there could be more to the history of heart disease.