Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley Blogs about our Preceptorship

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Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley, an attendee of our March 2011 Las Vegas preceptorship, posted to her blog about her experience there.

Las Vegas was the perfect setting for a two-day boot camp on heart attack and stroke prevention. The Sin City venue, the site of the largest of four annual BaleDoneen method courses, epitomizes the veritable crap-shoot-of-a-journey that every patient embarks on after a heart attack or stroke. The indictment of “usual care” is that any number of brand-new stents or freshly plumbed bypass grafts will do nothing to prevent a second heart attack in two-thirds of patients.