|Dr. van Buren|
“However,” he added, “It is well known that early intervention through primary prevention can greatly reduce the incidence of the development of CVD as well as many of the other factors associated with it. The reduction of multiple risk factors, through therapeutic lifestyle changes and drug therapies of proven benefit, can have a clear role in the primary prevention of CVD.” He will discuss the major risk factors that can be modified including hypertension, high cholesterol, exercise/physical activity, weight loss, daily use of alcohol, avoiding or stopping smoking, and the question of aspirin for prevention.
Dr. van Buren is Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New England Heart Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, New Hampshire. He is board certified in internal medicine, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he completed his internal medicine and cardiology training in Brooklyn, New York, and resides in Bethel.
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