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July 8, 2024
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How To Not Have a Heart Attack! A Top Cardiologist's Secrets

Don't miss this week's episode of SHE MD with the brilliant Dr. Mohammad Ghalichi, LA's top cardiologist and longevity guru! Dr. Ghalichi shares everything you need to know about advanced cardiac risk assessments and why your typical cholesterol test might be missing crucial details. Dr. Ghalichi dissects the Boston Heart Comprehensive Lipid Panel Test results for our very own Dr. Thais Aliabadi, revealing the must-know secrets to heart health and longevity. Learn Dr. Ghalichi's game-changing tips to protect your heart and extend your life. This episode is a heart-health game-changer you can't afford to miss!

About the Guest

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Dr. Ghalichi runs a practice specializing in cardiovascular medicine and longevity, characterized by an integrative and personalized approach. This typically encompasses an advanced cardiac risk assessment, which may include genetic testing and family history analysis, cardiac and vascular imaging, and advanced lipid testing, surpassing the standard of care found in most settings. Dr. Ghalichi formulates highly personalized treatment plans with the ultimate goal of enhancing both the quality and quantity of life for patients.

In treatment, Dr. Ghalichi integrates nutrition science and lifestyle modifications, aims to reduce reliance on medications, and endeavors to reverse risk factors closely linked to cardiac health.

Dr. Ghalichi's Cardiovascular Health Tips

  1. Early Testing and Prevention:  It's recommended that individuals have their ApoB and Lipoprotein little a levels checked by age 18. Early identification of risk factors allows for proactive measures to prevent cardiovascular disease.
  2. Monitor Key Biomarkers:  ApoB levels indicate the total amount of particles in your blood that contribute to plaque buildup in arteries.  Lipoprotein little a or Lp(a) is a genetic factor crucial for assessing plaque risk, which is often missed in standard cholesterol tests.
  3. Exercise and Lifestyle: Cardiovascular exercise is vital in preventing heart disease. Regular exercise, good sleep, stress management, and maintaining a healthy metabolic state play crucial roles in overall cardiovascular health.
  4. Know Your Genetics: Genetics play a significant role in cardiovascular health, with about 80% of lipoprotein levels influenced by genetic factors. Understanding your genetic predispositions can help tailor specific preventive measures.
  5. Advanced Imaging and Blood Tests: Imaging tests like the CT coronary calcium score and CT coronary angiogram, alongside advanced blood tests, help in early detection of plaque and assessing overall cardiovascular risk, facilitating early intervention and better management.