Session Description: Using a functional approach, this session will review the importance of inflammation and methylation in the development of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is an inflammatory disease. Knowing that 70-80% of the immune system lives in the gut, and homocysteine is an independent cardiovascular risk factor, understanding both and their interrelationship is important in cardiovascular disease prevention. Additionally, applying and interpreting targeted functional testing will help clinicians design more targeted and specific treatment strategies to optimize patient outcomes.
- Participants will be able to explain the importance of inflammation and methylation in cardiovascular (coronary) disease prevention.
- Participants will be able to identify the presence of inflammation and methylation defects in their patients.
- Participants will be able to apply functional testing to enhance cardiovascular risk stratification.
About The Speaker:
Doreen Saltiel, MD, JD, FACC previously practiced functional medicine and cardiology in St. Louis with a focus on preventive cardiology utilizing advanced functional testing to decrease cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. She also served as Medical Consultant to the Metabolic Medicine Institute (MMI) and Co-Director of Graduate Education, Program in Integrative Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Saltiel practiced interventional cardiology for more than 20 years. She completed her cardiology fellowship at Walter Reed and served 14 years on active duty in the Army, culminating as the Chief of Cardiology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Southeast Region Cardiology Consultant. She completed advanced fellowship training in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from MMI and MMI’s advanced certifications in Cardiovascular Health and Endocrinology.
Doreen holds a Medical Degree from New York Medical College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.