Watch/Listen to Dr. Amy Doneen on the Ed Mylett Show!

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Want to live longer, keep your memory sharp, avoid chronic illness, and prevent heart attacks and strokes? Dr. Amy Doneen gets to the HEART of the matter—literally—in her new episode on The Ed Mylett Show. Click the link below to watch/listen and find out why Ed says that the BaleDoneen Method and the AHA for Life prevention plan in our new book, HEALTHY HEART, HEALTHY BRAIN, saved his life!

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Fire In The Arteries

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Join Dr. Amy Doneen(Medical Director of the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center and Co-Founder of the Bale-Doneen Method for preventing heart attack and stroke) and Boston Heart Medical Science Liaison Ann Sims as they discuss the role inflammation plays in vascular health. Learn how Dr. Doneen utilizes certain biomarkers and imaging to truly personalize risk assessment and treatment plans for her patients.

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Your Heart Hearts Healthy Gums

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February is both Heart Health Month and Gum Disease Awareness Month… [making] this a perfect time of year to check in with one of the leading experts in understanding the link between oral health and cardiovascular health, Dr. Amy Doneen. Dr. Doneen is the owner and medical director of The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center (HASPC) in Spokane, WA, a private clinical practice that serves patients from all over the world. One of her landmark studies was the first to identify oral bacteria from gum disease as a major contributing cause of CVD.
 

Cholesterol and beyond

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In an article in the PostIndependent Citizen Telegram, Dr. Greg Feinsinger writes, “Heart disease is not all about cholesterol — factors such as insulin resistance and inflammation play a major role. Brad Bale, M.D. and Amy Doneen, R.N., PhD, developed the respected Bale-Doneen Method of heart attack prevention and wrote the book “Beat the Heart Attack Gene.” They, and other heart attack prevention doctors, order “advanced” blood tests that go beyond the usual lipid profile.”

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

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Spokane, Washington, February 1, 2019.  o celebrate American Heart Month, Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP will present a free one-hour webinar titled, “Women and Our Hearts: A Message of Reality and Hope.” The webinar offers a potentially lifesaving message for the public and healthcare providers: All heart attacks and ischemic strokes are potentially preventable!

“Heart disease is the leading killer of American Dr. Amy Doneen 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.

“CVD is underdiagnosed and undertreated in women, which is why they need to their own best advocates for optimal heart health care,” adds Dr. Doneen, co-founder of the BaleDoneen Method of heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention, practiced by hundreds of healthcare providers globally. “My goal with this webinar is to empower women with a science-based action plan to keep their arteries healthy.”

The webinar will be available for viewing February 1-28. Dr. Doneen discusses what’s different about women’s hearts, surprising cardiovascular Red Flags, how to find out if you have hidden risk, what women can do NOW to find out if they have arterial disease, and a personalized action plan to prevent a heart attack or stroke.


About Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP:
Dr. Doneen is founder and medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Washington and co-founder of the BaleDoneen Method. She is also co-author of the bestseller Beat the Heart Attack Gene and holds professorships at Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing, Washington State University College of Medicine and University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

About the BaleDoneen Method: Two peer-reviewed studies have shown that the BaleDoneen Method can prevent, stabilize or even reverse arterial disease, helping patients avoid heart attacks and strokes. Unlike standard care, which is based on checking patients for certain risk factors, the BDM also uses advanced lab tests and imaging to directly check for each patient hidden signs of arterial disease. For more information, visit baledoneen.com.

 

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BaleDoneen Method to Present Best Practices for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS and SPOKANE, Wash.Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack, and every four minutes, an American dies from a stroke. On November 2-4, the BaleDoneen Method (BDM) will convene leading experts to discuss best practices to prevent these catastrophes at its 10th Annual Reunion of graduates of its Preceptorship Course.

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The Next Paradigm Shift in Dentistry

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In their groundbreaking book, Beat The Heart Attack Gene, world renowned cardiovascular specialists Bradley Bale, MD, and Amy Doneen, DPN, ARNP, present their revolutionary, comprehensive plan to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Bale and Doneen have created a prevention program that uses cutting-edge genetic testing and the latest science to not only identify but also treat people who harbor undiagnosed and potentially life-threatening plaque in their arteries.

Their article, “High-risk Periodontal Path­ogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Ath­ero­sclerosis,” which was published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, is a landmark publication that takes periodontal pathogens from an “associated” to a “direct” causal status of arteriosclerotic vascular disease.

The Oral-Systemic Connection to Arterial Disease with Bradley Bale, MDL Dentistry Uncensored with
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Periodontal (gum) disease may be an underlying—and potentially treatable–cause of about 50% of heart attacks, as Dr. Bale discusses in this Dentaltown podcast. He also provides an overview of groundbreaking BaleDoneen research on the link between oral and systemic health and the urgent need for a bridge between medicine and dentistry to collaborate on prevention of cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of Americans. Click to watch the podcast. 

This New, Treatable Cause of Heart Disease is Bridging the Gap Between Doctors and Dentists

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Pioneers of oral-systemic medicine are working to foster a collaborative relationship between medical and dental professionals through open communication between the disciplines. Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP are among the most influential names in cardiology…and received received acclaim from the scientific community in late 2016 for their role in publicizing the oral-systemic linked through their evidence-based conclusion that periodontal disease is not simply a risk factor for, but a contributing cause of, heart disease. 

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Landmark Bale Doneen Study First to Reveal that Oral Bacteria Can Cause Heart Disease

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Millions of Americans have a dental disorder that can lead to heart attacks and strokes, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ).  The researchers discovered that bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontal (gum) disease (PD) can also be a contributing cause of cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of Americans.

The landmark study builds on earlier research, including a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, showing with level A evidence an independent association between PD–an oral infection affecting the majority of U.S. adults over age 30–and cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is also called heart disease.

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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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SafeBee.com

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Dr. Amy Doneen is quoted in an excellent article called, “6 Heart Attack Symptoms Women Ignore.” Learn the subtle signs that spell heart trouble, read below.

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Spokane Journal of Business

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The article, “Amy Doneen: Curbing cardiac events” by Judith Spitzer,  does an excellent job of discussing how the Bale Doneen Method places emphasis on early detection. The article also shares Amy’s journey in nursing that lead to her current position as Medical Director of the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center.

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.”