Grand rounds: Cardiovascular Interventions on a Fork, Changing Outcomes Through Culinary Medicine.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. There is growing interest in how food can be used to help manage this disease. Data supporting specific dietary patterns that have been shown to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease will be presented, including areas of opportunity to use “Food as Medicine.”
Presenter, Kimberly Parks, DO, MGH, will describe how she applies an evidence-based approach to her current culinary medicine practice, including a specific case of a patient with advanced coronary disease who will share his experience using an integrative approach to his heart disease.
Discussant, Deepak L. Bhatt MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, BWH, will provide an overview of the traditional approach including peripheral intervention, surgery and medications to manage cardiovascular disease.