SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center (HASPC) in Spokane, Washington is pleased to announce the addition of Pierre Leimgruber, MD, FACC to its clinical team as a specialist in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), starting on April 3rd.
Previously, Dr. Leimgruber worked for 32 years as an interventional cardiologist, affiliated with four leading Spokane hospitals. "After performing thousands of angioplasties and stent placements in patients with severe CVD, I am excited to be changing my focus to helping people avoid these procedures by working to prevent the disease I used to treat."
In his new role Dr. Leimgruber, who also serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, will check patients for hidden heart-attack-and-stroke risk using the comprehensive, science-based Bale Doneen Method employed by hundreds of practitioners worldwide. "If caught early, and treated with evidence-based therapies--including optimal lifestyle--this disease is beatable, even if you have a strong family history of CVD, as I do," he adds.
"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Leimgruber to my practice," says Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, medical director of the HASPC and co-founder of the Bale Doneen Method. "He joins our team with impressive expertise and a true passion for saving lives and hearts by detecting and treating arterial disease at the earliest possible stage, before it becomes severe enough to cause a heart attack or stroke."
Dr. Leimgruber received his medical degree from University of Zurich Medical School and trained with Andreas Gruentzig, MD, the inventor of balloon angioplasty, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Leimgruber is the author of 26 peer-reviewed research studies published in leading medical journals and is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and interventional cardiology.
About the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center: Located in Spokane, Washington, the HASPC practices the Bale Doneen Method, using leading-edge techniques to help predict and prevent heart attacks, ischemic strokes, and type 2 diabetes. Its owner and medical director, Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP also serves as Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing and is coauthor of the bestseller Beat the Heart Attack Gene. For more information, visit thehaspc.com.
About the Bale Doneen Method: The Bale Doneen Method offers a unique, comprehensive, science-based, individualized and precision-driven approach to detecting, preventing and treating cardiovascular disease shown in two peer-reviewed studies to halt or reverse the disease and prevent heart attacks and strokes. Unlike standard care, which is based on checking patients for certain CVD risk factors, the BDM also uses advanced lab tests and imaging to directly check each patient for hidden signs of arterial disease. For more information, visit baledoneen.com
Contact: Cathy Thornton
507 S Washington, Suite 170
Spokane, WA 99204
SOURCE Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center