Letter From the Publisher
Mike HennessyThe dangerous combination of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity is one that cardiologists confront on a daily basis. It represents a ticking time bomb for countless Americans who struggle to make better choices with their health.
Consider this: a staggering 65% of individuals with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart Association. In fact, heart disease and stroke remain the number 1 cause of death and disability among patients with diabetes.
For many patients, genetic factors play a key role in determining risk factors for cardiovascular problems. For others, the personal choices they make every day can make a big difference in mitigating the risk of serious complications. After your patients are confronted with the statistics, or the “why” of making changes for their health, they are going to ask, “How?” Providing you with an understanding of the very latest research— and giving you expert analyses that you can apply to your practice—is the mission of Cardiology Review.
For a complete update on the relationship between weight loss and heart health, you will not want to miss our special section on Diabetes and Health, which offers a close look at “The Skinny on Weight Loss,” by Peter H. Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA. In addition to examining the latest studies relating to cardiometabolic health, Dr Jones presents clear and practical strategies for discussing weight loss with your patients. These expert insights and applications of research are what you have come to expect in each issue of Cardiology Review.
As always, we also offer you the opportunity to receive CME credits based on the important topics, articles, and commentaries presented in the pages of Cardiology Review. The CME activity for this issue—and all issues of Cardiology Review—can be found online at www.cardiology-review.com.
Although serving as a front-line advocate for cardiometabolic and cardiovascular health can sometimes feel like a sisyphean task, Cardiology Review is here to provide the fresh perspective, expert opinions, current meeting coverage, and latest news you need to stay ahead of best practices—and make a difference.
Thank you for reading!
President, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer