Getting to the "Heart" of Health Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Director of Education for the Program in Integrative Medicine, Member of the Advisory Board for the NIH National Center for Complementary Alternative Medicine, Chair of the United States Pharmacopoeia Botanicals/Dietary Supplements Expert Panel Although we've made significant inroads against heart disease in the last 25 years, it remains a leading cause of death and morbidity in the United States. Many CAM interventions are promoted for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Surveys consistently show that many patients do not discuss their use of CAM with their health care providers, and providers often report that they do not feel adequately prepared to discuss these interventions with patients. This session will review the evidence for lifestyle modifications, diet, nutritional supplements and botanicals in the area of cardiovascular disease.