Optimal Medical Therapy


Understanding Optimal Medical Therapy for High and Very Risk Patients

Being at high risk means that the likelihood of suffering from a heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac death within the next 5 to 10 years is over 20% or greater than one in five chances.


Being at very high risk means that the likelihood of suffering from a heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac death within the next 5 to 10 years is over 30% or greater than one in three chances.


To make this risk feel more real, let us compare it to the risk that we all face and manage every time we drive - the lifetime risk of dying from a motor vehicle accident. The risk is about 1 in 1,600 in New Jersey. If this risk is one in five or one in three, most of us will drive as little as possible or find a way to minimize the risk.


Fortunately, medical science has made major advances since 2001 in early plaque or atherosclerosis detection and the medical treatment that alters the natural progressive course of atherosclerosis that leads to a recurring cycle of cardiovascular events. So, you have the option of minimizing your cardiovascular risk greatly.

Our Dual Approach3


Objectives of optimal medical therapy to improve patient outcomes while also reducing medical cost:

1. prevent plaque rupture by plaque stabilization.

2. stop plaque progression.

3. prevent new plaque formation.

4. reverse the disease by inducing plaque regression.

5. prevent heart attack.

6. prevent stroke.

7. prevent heart failure.

8. prevent vascular dementia.

9. reduce the need for cardiac hospitalizations, stents and bypass surgeries.

 Start Date: Jan 1, 2019     © Save Your Heart Campaign  2019      www.deGomaMD.com