Heart attack and stroke, collectively known as cardiovascular disease, is the number one killer of men and women in the United States and throughout the world. The good news - cardiovascular disease is virtually preventable with a healthy lifestyle and medications (if needed). I have dedicated my career as a board certified cardiologist to the treatment, prevention and eradication of heart attack. This site is designed for those seeking information regarding the latest approaches to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. Feel free to read the articles, listen to the radio shows, watch the videos and gain information that will allow you to discuss the latest heart disease prevention strategies with your personal treating physcian. Finally, learn how you can become virtually heart attack proof by getting the new lab (blood) tests that have been shown to uncover the hidden risk of heart disease and then discussing the appropriate lifestyle intervention and medical therapy to correct the metabolic abnormalities that may be present. Become proactive and begin a prevention strategy before it's too late - heart disease can be prevented!
Wishing you a heart-healthy life,
Michael Ozner, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Wellness & Prevention
Baptist Health South Florida
Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA, is one of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention. Dr. Ozner is a board-certified cardiologist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association, medical director of Wellness & Prevention at Baptist Health South Florida and a well-known regional and national speaker in the field of preventive cardiology. He is the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention Institute of South Florida and symposium director for “Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,” an annual international meeting highlighting advances in preventive cardiology and dedicated to treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Ozner has frequently appeared in the print, radio and television media including The New York Times, NPR radio and CBS News. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Humanitarian Award and has been elected to Top Cardiologists in America by the Consumer Council of America. Dr. Ozner is also the author of Heart Attack Proof, The Miami Mediterranean Diet and The Great American Heart Hoax. His new book,The Complete Mediterranean Diet, will be available worldwide April 2014.