Debunking the Standard Approach to Monitoring Heart Disease

In this episode, Dr. James “Jim” K. Min, CEO of  Cleerly Health, a company whose mission is to up level the standard approaches to monitoring heart disease that have been used for decades, discusses its advanced non-invasive CT imaging. The advanced imaging allows physicians to monitor and characterize atherosclerosis (plaque) buildup, the primary disease that  causes heart attacks, to accurately determine a patient’s risk of a heart attack.  Dr. Min shares how this approach is more effective and efficient compared to historical manual tests, how  it is  helping patients identify their cardiovascular diseases and develop a treatment plan and how the healthcare system needs to use advanced imaging to prevent heart disease, similar to how it’s done in cancer care.   

James K. Min, MD, FACC is the founder and CEO of Cleerly, a mission-driven healthcare company whose  digital care pathway supports physicians and patients reduce risk of heart attacks. Previously, Min served as a Full Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology) at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Min has worked closely with the American College of Cardiology, having served on the Task Force for Appropriate Use Criteria and Expert Consensus Documents; as well as the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, where he served as its President and the Chair of the Scientific Sessions for many years. Min previously served  as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Associate Editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging. Min has led >10 prospective multicenter clinical trials–including CONFIRM, PARADIGM, CONSERVE, CREDENCE, ICONIC and others–and served as the Director of the CT Core Laboratory for the ISCHEMIA trial. Min is the Editor for the books: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Technical Basis and Clinical Applications, and Multimodality Imaging for Transcahteter Aortic Vave Replacement. Min has published >500 peer-reviewed publications, primarily focused on coronary artery disease.

Liked it? Take a second to support healthprofessionalradio on Patreon!


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.