At the completion of this talk the participants will appreciate the scope of the coronary artery epidemic and why it does not exist in certain cultures. They will have further insight into the mechanism of plaque blockage formation and an understanding of why plaque ruptures and how a heart attack develops. They will have an understanding of what is our endothelium and how it thrives and how it may be injured. They will grasp how the endothelium manufactures nitric oxide and appreciate the multiple functions of nitric oxide in protecting our vascular health. They will become aware that the intestinal flora of omnivores manufactures atherogenic TMAO which is not the case for those consuming whole food plant based nutrition. They will appreciate that present coronary artery disease therapy is a transient patch job, which does not treat the causation of the disease and is doomed to failure. They will grasp the required lifestyle change to prevent, halt, reverse, and eliminate coronary artery disease.
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness InstituteNo slides available
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