The public needs more information on the risks and enormous cost of cardiovascular disease
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2014
The international team of heart surgeons at NY Heart Health Clinics are promoting non-invasive screening, risk assessment and public awareness of the four most preventable risks of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, even in asymptomatic patients: sudden death from heart disease, stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus, and Peripheral Vascular Disease.
“NY Heart Health Clinics are promoting painless, noninvasive screening at accredited facilities at all of our locations with cutting edge, industry leading ultrasound technology,” says Dr. Greuner, a leading cardiovascular surgeon, cofounder and managing director of NYC Surgical Associates. "The public needs to be informed of the risks and enormous cost of cardiovascular disease," says Dr. Greuner. "The recent tragic death of former American Idol finalist Michael Johns at age 35 has been attributed to Deep Vein Thrombosis, or a blood clot that originated in his ankle. These clots can be easily treated once detected, but if not treated they can break free and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism which in extreme cases can cause sudden death."
Joining Dr. Greuner in the creation of NY Heart Health Clinics is Dr. David Luu, a renowned heart surgeon based in Paris, France. Dr. Greuner and Dr. Luu share a passion for philanthropy and have informally merged their charitable organizations, NYC Surgical Cares and The Heart Fund to implement a worldwide screening program for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. “We are combining our philanthropic efforts and utilizing both of our resources to make a greater impact,” says Dr. Greuner.
The NY Heart Clinics will be offering specialty medical services, imaging and diagnostics and laboratory testing at each clinic location. The clinics will also offer an Executive Health Program including preventive medicine, health management, life coaching and corporate wellness services. The Check-Up Executive service will provide cardiovascular screening and comprehensive testing.
The Private Medical Club at NY Heart Health Clinics will feature exclusive services for members to provide important health advantages, accessible through a worldwide network of medical professionals.
For more information on NY Heart Health Clinics call 888-286-6600. Visit NYCSurgical.net
Partial backgrounds on Dr. Greuner and Dr. Luu:
Dr. David Anthony Greuner is the managing director and co-founder of NYC Surgical Associates. He is a double board certified surgeon with over 10 years of experience. His post graduate residency training was performed at University of Arizona and Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliate hospitals (Morristown Memorial Hospital) where he was named chief resident of the year, and won the Hughes Dougan award for dedication to patient care and excellence in surgical technique his chief year.
Dr. Greuner’s fellowship training in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery was performed at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Greuner was voted a “Top Surgeon” by the Consumers Research Council of America four years in a row, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Dr. Greuner realized early on while working in medical relief efforts that a tremendous amount of organization, funding and reliable teamwork is key to the adequate functioning of these surgical teams, and a deficit in any of these issues significantly impairs productivity. He felt so strongly about these issues that he started NYC Surgical Cares, an organization funded for the most part by NYC Surgical Associates, to address all these issues in a reliable and dependable fashion.
Dr David Luu is a heart surgeon, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and founder and CEO of a non-profit, The Heart Fund.
Dr. Luu was born in Nîmes, France to Tech-Khen and Denise Luu, a medical doctor and pediatric nurse. He graduated from Montpellier Medical School, attended prestigious universities (Harvard Medical School, University of Southern California, Paris Descartes) and worked in the world's best hospitals Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Necker Hospital in Paris, Lenox Hills in New York and USC in Los Angeles.
In July 2010, he decided to fight heart diseases which is the first cause of death in the world and therefore founded The Heart Fund, to provide free heart surgery to poor children. He raised more than 500,000 Euros in in-kind and cash donations which gave access to cardiac care to children in Haiti, India and Mauritania.
Dr Luu works with international agencies and governments to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for cardiac diseases in developing countries.