The common health condition men don’t know about—until they have a heart attack | Dr. Amy Doneen quoted on Fox News Health.

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Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and nearly 20 percent of men between age 60 and 79 have it, according to the American Heart Association.

What many of these men don’t realize is that insulin resistance—an often misdiagnosed, under-recognized syndrome—is the leading cause of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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From Intervention to Prevention: Dr. Pierre P. Leimgruber to Join the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in April

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SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center (HASPC) in Spokane, Washington is pleased to announce the addition of Pierre Leimgruber, MD, FACC to its clinical team as a specialist in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), starting on April 3rd.

Previously, Dr. Leimgruber worked for 32 years as an interventional cardiologist, affiliated with four leading Spokane hospitals. “After performing thousands of angioplasties and stent placements in patients with severe CVD, I am excited to be changing my focus to helping people avoid these procedures by working to prevent the disease I used to treat.”

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A Heart-to-Heart with Amy Doneen 

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“A lot of people wonder how that could have happened to Princess Leia?” says Amy Doneen. “Why did Tim Russert have a stress test and die a week later?” asks the medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention center and adjunct professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

She thinks she knows the answer. They, and millions of other Americans, suffer from cardiovascular disease that hasn’t been effectively diagnosed and managed.

As an example, she notes that while cardiac stress testing has good diagnostic value, it may create a false sense of security. That’s because stress tests are considered “normal’ unless there’s evidence that blood vessels are 70 percent or more occluded. Yet, she says 86 percent of heart attacks occur in people whose vessels are less than 70 percent occluded.

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Dr. Amy Doneen Honors American Heart Month with Free Webinars on Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention for Women

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SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate American Heart Month, Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP will present two free webinars with a potentially lifesaving message for women: All heart attacks and ischemic strokes are potentially preventable!

“Heart disease is the leading killer of American women, claiming more female lives than all forms of cancer combined,” says Dr. Doneen, an international leader in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Washington.

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ZubiaLive Recognizes American Heart Month with its New Health & Wellness Live-Streaming Video Community

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NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ZubiaLive’s new live-streaming interactive video community will help raise awareness of American Heart Month through a series of live broadcasts from heart experts.

ZubiaLive’s free iPhone app allows health & wellness hosts to schedule in advance their own live-streaming video broadcasts and invite the public to watch and interact.

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Bale, Doneen launch 2017 OraVital webinars on periodontal and oral-systemic health

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OraVital Inc. opens its 2017 KOL Access Webinar Series with two pioneers of the oral-systemic health movement, Dr. Bradley Bale and Dr. Amy Doneen, who are the authors of the best-selling book, “Beat the Heart Attack Gene.”

Long time advocates of the critical role that dental professionals play in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes, Drs. Bale and Doneen recently co-authored an article with Dr. David Vigerust that will be published in print in the prestigious Postgraduate Medical Journal and was published online ahead of print by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) titled, “High-Risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis.”

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Dr. Amy Doneen is a co-author of the article, “Why the RDH is a critical member of the healthcare team,” a piece discussing why registered dental hygienists are a vital link in the multi-disciplinary healthcare team that addresses heart disease.
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Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

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The journal article, “8-Year Outcomes of a Program for Early Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: A Growth-Curve Analysis,” by Bradley Bale, MD, and Amy Doneen, MSN, ARNP, along with other authors, covers recent research undertaken to evaluate the effect of the Bale Doneen Method on lipoproteins and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) for cardiovascular disease prevention and reduction. Findings suggest that the Bale Doneen Method is effective in generating a positive effect on the atherosclerotic disease process by achieving regression of disease in the carotid arteries.

World Lifestyle

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On February 4, the World Lifestyle website featured an article called “Could a Daily Dark Chocolate Fix Help Your Heart?” Amy Doneen is quoted and shares five simple lifestyle changes you can employ immediately to reduce heart disease risk  — and even enjoy the experience.

Spokesman Review

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The Health section of the February 2, Spokesman Review featured Amy Doneen and The HASPC in an article called “A Brush with Danger.” The article discusses studies that have linked gum disease to cardiovascular disease, putting people at higher risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Also highlighted in the article is HASPC patient, periodontist Lauralee Nygaard, who learned that her own gum health may have helped lead to a stroke at age 37.

Max Sports & Fitness

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The “Heart Health News & Facts” article published in the February issue of Max Sports & Fitness, quotes Amy Doneen within the section called The Statin Debate. Amy responds to the new cardiovascular prevention guidelines recently released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC).

Alternative Medicine

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Listed in the “What’s on Our Reading List” section in the February issue of Alternative Medicine, is “Beat The Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes” (Wiley, 2013) by Bradley Bale, MD, and Amy Doneen, ARNP, with Lisa Collier Cool. The listing refers to the book as a “new model for understanding and preventing heart disease.”

Spry Living

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The Spry Living website featured an article written by Amy Doneen, ARNP and Bradley Bale, MD. The article, “Why Healthy People Have Heart Attacks,” discusses how it’s possible for someone with a clean bill of cardiac health end to up in the ER clutching his or her chest. The article offers insights into what really causes heart disease and why standard risk assessments routinely miss crucial warning signs.

NEWS-Line Nurse Practitioners Publication

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The August 2013 issue of NEWS-LINE “Nurse Practitioners” publication features Amy Doneen and The HASPC as its cover story. Using a Q&A format, the article is featured on pages 4 – 6 of the publication.  To access this article, just click this link to go to the virtual magazine edition of this publication.

Prime Magazine

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Amy Doneen and the HASPC received several pages of coverage in the August / September issue of Prime Magazine, a print publication from PrimeSpokane.com.  The article, titled: “What’s Your Hidden Heart Attack Risk?” by Alex Ashley, is featured in the Health Section. The article covers the comprehensive preventative protocol for assessing heart attack risk as practiced by The HASPC.  The article also stresses the many reasons why this approach is preferred over the current standard of care which focuses on patient “rescue” after a heart attack occurs.

Spokesman Review Newspaper

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The HASPC received prominent coverage in the Spokesman Review Live Well publication on April 28. The article, by health reporter Julie Humphreys, is titled “Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center Aims to Help 100 Patients in 2013: Spokane Clinic Looks at Factors in Innovative Ways” and stresses the focus The HASPC places on preventative IMT testing and the benefits of IMT evaluation. The article also covered The  HASPC’s mission to save 100 lives in 2013 via the “100 Hearts Campaign.”