Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the future of treating cardiovascular disease. Dr. Fuster describes the rising worldwide spread of heart disease, as populations in the developing world are now demonstrating rates of heart disease seen previously only in industrialized countries. Simply stated the United States and the rest of the world simply cannot afford to treat cardiovascular related diseases. While we can provide remarkable cures, from stents to heart transplants, it is simply too expensive. Even in America, we will not be able to provide treatment.
The solutions lie in education, prevention and an inexpensive Polypill that combines three heart medicines in one inexpensive pill. Dr. Valentin Fuster is the former Presidents of the World Heart Federation and The American Heart Association. Dr. Fuster also serves Director of both The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.