Hi I'm Dr. Michael Blaha. I see patients and conduct research on the best ways to prevent heart attacks at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.
I've committed my life to the field of Preventive Cardiology. What is preventive cardiology? It's a relatively new field representing a new paradigm for cardiologists. Instead of treating heart disease, we try to predict it and then prevent it!
I have a passion for talking about and writing about heart health—particularly for motivated people ready to make substantial changes to become more healthy! I've recently written two books on the so-called "metabolic syndrome," a combination of medical problems including cardiovascular disease that results from eating too many “bad” carbohydrates and exercising too little. In both my books, the message is the same. In most cases, heart disease is a disease of lifestyle. It's about the way that we live. The best way to prevent heart attacks is to make smart diet and exercise choices as early as possible and sustain them throughout life. This will be a key focus of my blog entries. But, I’ll also help you to discover the appropriate way that both tests and medicines should be used to prevent heart attacks. And finally, I’ll share with you my understanding of the latest research and news on heart health.
My other passion is my daughters, Krysta and Sienna. My ulterior motive for studying heart disease is so I can figure out how to be healthy and strong for as long as my girls need me!
Living healthier and longer lives without unnecessary tests or medicines.... that's something we can all agree on.