Dr.VCardiovascular care at Princeton Integrative Health is delivered from the heart by Dr. Vincent Leonti, M.D. and certified in the BaleDoneen Method, a Heart Attack and Stroke prevention program. If you are at increased risk or have heart disease, Dr. Vinny's root cause approach will allow you to go from hope to healing to living your life to the fullest.

"I add more years to peoples' lives and more life to peoples' years." - Dr. Vincent Leonti

 

Our Cardiovascular Care is Based on the Proven BaleDoneen Method!

What is the BaleDoneen Method?

Healthcare remains an ongoing concern in the US and abroad. In the US, Heart Attacks and Strokes remain the number one cause for death and disability affecting some 1.5 million Americans each year. Somehow, we have grown to accept these unfortunate consequences and justify their stronghold though family history, poor health or just bad luck. These killers work in the body and most commonly are silent with few symptoms until they strike. While it was once thought that heart attacks and strokes were unpreventable, we now have documented science that proves otherwise.

While heart attacks and strokes are defined as a microvascular disease, these diseases have a greater impact than once thought and attribute to a number of other chronic diseases such as dementia, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and erectile dysfunction to name a few. This impacts some 190 million individuals in the US alone.

While our medical system has trained specialists, i.e., cardiologists for the heart, neurologists for the brain and so forth, no one has claimed responsibility for the arteries which include over 30,000 miles of pathways that carry blood to all the critical areas of the body. Our specialties are trained to react with an event occurs but have not been trained to ensure that the arteries are free from inflammation and disease.

Our current “standard of care” is simply NOT GOOD ENOUGH! And more importantly, a cure exists!

The BaleDoneen Method is the CURE for arterial disease. It is a science-based methodology that is medically proven and accepted to both prevent and reverse heart attacks, strokes, and many other chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, dementia, kidney disease, and erectile dysfunction to name a few.

The BaleDoneen Method is focused on the specialty of arteriology. This method’s approach is to optimize the wellness of 30,000 miles of arteries in our bodies to avoid these devastating events. Arteriology transcends the traditional medical silos that have resulted in incomplete, fragmented care for patients with cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of Americans.

The BaleDoneen Method begins with education, both for Providers and for the Public to understand its simple application.

The BaleDoneen Method uses advanced laboratory and imaging tests and a comprehensive, individualized assessment to check each patient for hidden signs of arterial disease or red flags signaling increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Peer-reviewed studies have shown that our evidence-based, precision-medicine approach can halt, stabilize or reverse CVD, helping patients avoid heart attacks or strokes, even if they’ve already suffered one or more of these events.

The goal of the BaleDoneen Method is to find out if patients have arterial inflammation and if so, apply individualized treatment to extinguish inflammation to halt its progression with genetically guided, evidence-based therapies. Our method is based on six dynamic elements, each of which is crucial for detecting and defeating cardiovascular disease.  

These include:

Education: Understanding what causes heart attacks and strokes, plus the action steps needed to prevent these catastrophic events, empowers the patients to make choice that lead to recovery and wellness.

Disease: Identifying which patients have disease (plaque) in the arteries is essential since this is a prerequisite for an event. Treatment decisions should be based on this infuriation and disease monitored over time.

Fire: Events are sparked when disease becomes inflamed. Think of plaque as kindling. Inflammation lights the match, causing the plaque to rupture explosively. We use a “fire panel” of tests to detect and monitor inflammation.

Roots: To put out the fire in a patient’s arteries, it’s essential to identify and treat the cause. Without this knowledge, the disease frequently smolders until there is another event. Using techniques perfected by the BaleDoneen Method, we can determine the root causes and halt the disease.

Optimal: Setting optimal, individualized goals for modifying each patient’s risk factors rather than goals set by the standard of care based on average results from large studies, leads to superior outcomes and more effective heart attack and stroke prevention.

Genes: Basing care on each patient’s unique genetic makeup is the ultimate in precision medicine. The BaleDoneen Method has used genetic testing for more than a decade and remains on the cutting edge of this rapidly evolving field of medicine.

Advanced Lipid Testing from Cleveland Heart DiagnosticsHeartBeat

A standard lipid panel alone may not predict your true risk for cardiovascular disease. Recent studies show that lowering your LDL cholesterol reduces your risk for a cardiovascular event by only 25 percent, and at least half of people who have experienced a cardiac event had cholesterol levels in the “normal” range.

To gain a more comprehensive look at their risk, we recommend advanced, specialized testing for some patients, particularly those with risk factors, to evaluate lipids, inflammation, metabolics, and genetics.

Specialized Carotid Ultrasound (CIMT)

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This life-saving investment includes a 15-minute CIMT Ultrasound in our office which can detect a cardiovascular problem long before it creates symptoms in the body, as well as a 60-minute follow up consultation to interpret the test and assess cardio risk factors including genetics, lifestyle, nutrition, environment, stress, etc... Appointments are made in 15 minutes intervals between 8am and 12pm. Click here for upcoming dates.