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Life Lessons on Heart Stints from Dr. Cavendish

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THOSE WHO HAVE A HEART STENT AND DO NOT TAKE THEIR MEDICATIONS AS PRESCRIBED ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR ANOTHER SERIOUS HEART PROBLEM, WHICH COULD LEAD TO DEATH.[i],[ii] THREE LEADING CARDIOVASCULAR ORGANIZATIONS HAVE JOINED TOGETHER TO LAUNCH A NEW CAMPAIGN AIMED AT MOBILIZING HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO HELP PEOPLE WITH A HEART STENT STICK TO THEIR MEDICATION AND LIFESTYLE PLAN AFTER THEIR STENT PROCEDURE. JOINING US TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THIS NEW INITIATIVE IS INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST DR.CAVENDISH ALONG WITH DONNETTE SMITH FROM MENDED HEARTS, AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE. 

 

  • WHAT’S THE NAME OF THIS NEW CAMPAIGN AND WHY IS IT NEEDED?
  • WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF THE CAMPAIGN?
  • DONETTE: WHAT DO YOU SEE AS CHANGES THAT CAN BE MADE BY PHYSICIANS OR PATIENTS TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM?
  •  WHAT ARE YOUR BEST EXPECTATIONS AND CHANGES YOU HOPE TO SEE AS A RESULT OF THIS NEW CAMPAIGN?
  • DONETTE – WHAT ARE YOUR BEST EXPECTATIONS FOR PATIENTS AS A RESULT OF THIS NEW CAMPAIGN?
  •  WHERE CAN WE GO FOR MORE INFORMATION?

 

BIOGRAPHIES:

 

Jeff Cavendish MD, FSCAI, FACC, is the lead interventional cardiologist for Kaiser Permanente San Diego and the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, California.  He is an active member of the American College of Cardiology.

Donnette Lovell Smith was born in Athens, Alabama and moved to Huntsville, Alabama after her marriage to Tom in October 1980.

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