IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Guard A Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization, raising awareness for cardiovascular disease by educating individuals about the dangers of vulnerable plaque, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bahar Sedarati as its Scientific Spokesperson and Ambassador.
Dr. Sedarati's responsibilities will include supporting Guard A Heart through peer to peer speaking engagements and contributing her expertise through education and community programs.
"We are honored to have a doctor as esteemed as Dr. Sedarati to serve in this important role. Her medical background, accomplished career and commitment to improving the quality of patient lives makes her a perfect fit for Guard a Heart," said Estrella Harrington, Founder and Executive Director of Guard a Heart. "She shares our passion to combat our nation's number one killer, heart disease, through education, prevention and lifestyle modification."
"Guard A Heart is unique in its mission to educate and equip the individual and by providing the necessary tools to make better lifestyle choices. Guard A Heart is making a difference in how the battle over heart disease can be won and I am proud to be a part of such a dedicated team," said Dr. Bahar Sedarati, M.D.
In addition to her new role at Guard A Heart, Dr. Sedarati is an Internal Medicine Board certified, graduate of the Yale University-affiliated St. Mary's Hospital in Connecticut. She is the founder and medical director of Bahar Medical Group & Cosmetics and a medical editor and contributor to several best-selling medical review series. Her international experience includes several years as a Medical School Faculty member teaching Pathology, Genetics and Embryology in Middle East and at off shore American medical schools in Central America. Dr. Sedarati volunteers her time and services to organizations such as the Persian-American Cancer Institute, UCI Annual Fashion for Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases for Autoimmunity Awareness Association and the Life Is Beautiful Charity.
About Guard A Heart
Guard A Heart is a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. If individuals know their risk and take the necessary steps, the good news is that most cardiovascular disease is preventable. Although heart disease is typically diagnosed in adulthood, its roots are often found in childhood. Compelling research has shown that plaque buildup in the arterial walls begins very early in life and progresses through increasing degrees of atherosclerosis. Intervention strategies and healthy lifestyle changes to reduce heart disease risk should begin in childhood when reversal of the process is easier, not later in life when the disease is more fully developed. Guard a Heart Foundation provides funding for individuals who are unable to pay for cardiac risk assessments. Please visit www.guardaheart.org for more information.
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