Cardiovascular health issues in Australia

On World Heart Health Day 2019, integrative cardiologist, Dr. Jason Kaplan joins us to discuss cardiovascular health issues in Australia and around the world, and evidence-based therapies to support heart health such as Ubiquinol, the active form of the powerful antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).

Dr. Jason Kaplan is a specialist adult cardiologist and physician.

Dr. Kaplan studied Medicine at UNSW and graduated with Honours in 1999 then completed his Internal Medicine Training at St George and Prince of Wales hospitals and Adult Cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Prior to training in cardiology, Dr. Kaplan completed additional advanced training in medical oncology and pharmacology. His training in these areas allows Dr. Kaplan to adopt a more holistic approach to patient care, particularly those with multiple medical issues.

Dr. Kaplan has completed additional training in cardiac imaging in Australia and has spent time at the MAYO clinic in Minnesota, USA. He performs transoesophageal echocardiography, pharmacological stress (dobutamine) echocardiography and has brought the use of contrast echo and strain imaging to Macquarie University Hospital.

He is an accredited specialist in Cardiac CT and personally evaluates all his patients’ scans.

Dr. Kaplan has been a part of the team bringing minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery to Macquarie University providing 3D echocardiography services to peri-operative patients and is part of the Structural Heart Disease team at Macquarie University assessing patients prior to minimally invasive cardiac procedures.

Dr. Kaplan is also a proponent of Integrative Cardiology incorporating principles of cardiovascular, nutritional, functional and Mind-Body Medicine in the care of his patients.

Dr. Kaplan also has a strong interest in Sports Cardiology – an emerging subspecialty within cardiology providing cardiac care to elite athletes and exercising individuals and has worked with the NSW Institute of Sport, Olympic athletes and more recently has consulted to the National Rugby League.

Dr. Kaplan is currently a senior clinical lecturer in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Over the last 5 years, Dr. Kaplan has lectured extensively to primary care physicians and is a sought after speaker in his areas of specialty.

He is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Macquarie University Teaching Hospital.

In his spare time, Dr. Kaplan loves to spend time with his wife and daughter, is a keen tennis player and practices yoga.

Dr. Kaplan currently consults from the Sydney CBD, Macquarie University and Blacktown.

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