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Beat the Heart Attack Gene: Steps for Heart Health

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Just because heart disease runs in your family, doesn't mean you have to succumb to the inevitability that you might get it. "All strokes and heart attacks are potentially preventable," says cardiovascular specialist (and today's guest) Amy Doneen, ARNP. The key is to maintain a "heart healthy" lifestyle. Reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke is easy; by incorporating a number of simple lifestyle changes that offer powerful protection against a heart attack, you can cut your risk by up to 80 percent. In this episode, host Kathryn Zox talks heart health with expert and author Amy Doneen, ARNP, and her new book "Beat the Heart Attack Gene."

Host Kathryn Zox.


Amy L. Doneen MSN, ARNP is an international leader in preventing heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes.  She is the co-founders of the Bale/Doneen Method and the co-principle lecturer and researcher for this method of CVD Prevention. Her research on CVD prevention has been published in such respected medical journals as Atherosclerosis, Post Graduate Medicine, Journal of the National Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Cardiology Roundtable, Physician’s Weekly, Cardiovascular Nursing, Dental Economics, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and ADVANCE for Healthy Aging. 

Doneen has served as a reviewer for medical journals on topics revolving around vascular imaging and served on the appropriate use committee for the Society of Atherosclerotic Imaging and Prevention.  In addition to being the medical director of Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, Doneen is Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing.  She is also the past chair of the Pacific Northwest Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association.  Lastly, she is a doctoral candidate in the DNP program at Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington.