Aging and the Heart & Age Management Medicine

Age Management One-on-One
Interview with Win-Kuang Shen, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ

TOPIC: Aging and the Heart
INTERVIEWER: George Shapiro, M.D.

Dr. Shen is staff Consultant and Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. He graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from New York Medical College. He received his training in internal medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology from Mayo Clinic and Duke University Medical Center. He was recipient of the Young Investigator Award, NASPE (now Heart Rhythm Society) in 1991. He previously served as Chairperson for the Research Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA), Greater Midwest Affiliate; a member of the Scientific Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society and a member of the Board of the American Society of Geriatric Cardiology. He is currently a member of ACCF/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines, ACCF Electrophysiology Committee, AHA Clinical Cardiology Leadership Committee and Chair of the Committee of Cardiovascular Diseases of Older Populations at AHA. He has authored or co-authored more than two hundred original articles and editorials in peer review journals, thirty book chapters and co-edited three books. His primary clinical responsibilities are caring for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and devices. His research is focused on autonomic regulation, syncope, atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. He is actively involved in graduate student, medical student, resident and fellow education and educational and scientific programs nationally and internationally.

What is Age Management Medicine?
Age Management Medicine is a proactive, preventive approach focused on preservation of optimum human function and quality of life, making every effort to modulate the process of aging prior to the onset of degenerative aging. The basic tenets of Age Management Medicine are patient evaluation through extensive medical history, lifestyle assessment, physical examination and laboratory evaluation to establish personalized proactive treatment plans consisting of proper diet, exercise, stress management and appropriate medical interventions.

About AMMG
It is the goal of the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) to provide education and information on the specialty of Age Management Medicine to physicians and healthcare professionals through evidence-based, continuing medical education conferences, workshops, seminars, publications and Web media. The Group consists of leading industry healthcare professionals, physicians, practitioners, researchers, medical
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