Prevention Research for Cardiovascular Disease
WHO WE ARE / WHAT WE DO
The Hope was founded by renowned cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Lester Sauvage who performed more than 10,000 surgeries in his career and mentored 40+ surgical fellows from around the world.
Dr. Mark Dedomenico joined Dr. Sauvage in 1965 and was the first cardiovascular fellow. He worked with Dr. Sauvage until Dr. Sauvage passed away in 2015. Although originally focused on treatment, Dr. Sauvage and Dr. Dedomenico were pioneers in understanding the need for research on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. They were also the first people to explain the scientific link between cardiovascular disease and overweight/obesity, lack of exercise and other behaviors. In the 1980’s, Dr. Dedomenico, with Dr. Sauvage’s support, began doing research on how to correct the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease, most of which was caused by metabolic disorders, which included high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes and many other related diseases.
OUR PROGRAMS: iDENTIFYING HOW ALTERING BEHAVIOR CAN PREVENT DISEASE
- Hormone Changes that cause aging of the body and the cardiovascular system
- Sleep Quality and Length and its relationship to weight gain
- Blood chemistries, Bio-markers and hormones.
- Metabolism relationship to body muscle and fat, VO2Max and the Basal Metabolic Rate
- Blood Sugar Response to different foods in different people
- Microbiomes in the Gastrointestinal Tract and their relationship to cardiovascular disease.