Millions of Americans this Month will Act on Heart Disease Warnings by Using Risk Assessment Tests, More than Half of Them will Go Undetected Due to Misleading Results

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In recent months many prominent Americans have had serious heart problems - President Clinton and David Letterman had bypass surgery, and Larry King had a frightening heart attack. These recent high-profile events in addition to AmericaÂ?s ever growing health addiction has made FebruaryÂ?s National Heart Disease Awareness month increasingly popular.

In recent months many prominent Americans have had serious heart problems - President Clinton and David Letterman had bypass surgery, and Larry King had a frightening heart attack. These recent high-profile events in addition to America’s ever growing health addiction has made February’s National Heart Disease Awareness month increasingly popular.

For too many people, the first sign of heart disease is terrifying chest pains, a shocking heart attack, or even stroke. The question has been raised time and time again that Americans not previously diagnosed with heart disease find out too late. This month alone millions will take heed to warnings made by National Heart Month and take a risk assessment test available online, and more than the 1/3 that are at risk for heart disease will go away misinformed of their true risk. These tests ask questions “Have you ever experienced any of the following events, conditions or procedures?, Stroke, Heart Attack, Angioplasty, Stint Procedure, Diabetes or Symptomatic Cardio Artery Disease). These are then followed by questions such as gender, age, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, are you taking high blood pressure medication and are you a smoker. While all of these questions are important, the tests remain incomplete and could give an individual a false sense of health, related to heart disease.

Dr. Philip Oranburg creator of PROActive Heart Health™, noted that “Treating people based on what their risk statistically “should” be falls short of identifying thousands who already have a large plaque burden in their coronary arteries. More and more people are dissatisfied with a quick doctor’s visit and a cholesterol number – and feel that they deserve more time and consideration in making such an important decision.

PROActive Heart Health™ acts as an intervention program to detect early signs of heart disease and as a prevention program. It includes a series of testing that takes a discriminating look at the heart and the patient’s individual risk factors. After extensive medical testing and comprehensive consultation with Dr. Oranburg, a customized plan is outline for patients. The customized plan can range from prescription drugs to diet and fitness program. “Even when doctors identify people with substantial plaque, we’re often under treating them”, says Dr. Oranbrug.

About PROActive Heart Health

The PROActive Heart Health program was launched and created by leading cardiologist Philip R. Oranburg, M.D., F.A.C.C to give individuals the opportunity to evaluate their risk for cardiovascular disease and create a plan for heart disease prevention before or after a heart attack occurs. PROActive Heart Health™ begins with a detailed history including family background, assessment of cardiovascular risk factors and physical examination. Risk assessment is then conducted in accordance with current state-of-the art techniques, expanded Cholesterol Testing, Cardiac CT Scoring, Aneurysm Screening and Carotid Artery Evaluation. Patient is seen on an individual and limited basis with a support team. Select testing is performed, followed by the development of an individualized program of lifestyle modification, medication, diet and exercise.

For more information http://www.proactivemd.com or Contact Rita Johnson 561-241-4567, rjohnson@pbmai.com

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