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Clinical Webinar Resources:
About the Endothelial Glycocalyx
Within the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in every human body, a structure invisible to the naked eye has widespread effects. The endothelial glycocalyx (EGX) is a micro-thin, gel-like lining that acts as gatekeeper, regulator, and much more for the blood vessels. The EGX is now recognized as a “novel biomarker” for vascular dysfunction.1
Renowned cardiologist Mark Houston, MD, introduces the EGX, and discusses its relationship to the endothelium, and the many roles the EGX plays in the human body.
Case Series: Plaque Regression
As a functional medicine practitioner, Kristine Burke, MD, serves many types of patients. She recently conducted a retrospective study to assess how EGX support changed plaque deposits and vascular age. She selected patients with stubborn plaque, which had been unresponsive to other interventions.
Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn evaluates current vascular biomarkers. Topics include Lp(a), precision medicine, 5 essential biomarkers, and more. Dr. Kahn also explores a case and its results, with a patient with erectile dysfunction. Identifying the key biomarkers for tracking vascular trajectory is an essential element of primary care.
The New Key to Vascular Health
As an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Rice's interests include nutrition based chronic disease management, thyroid management, longevity/precision medicine, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. In this presentation for A4M, Dr. Rice explores how the vascular system underpins all health, and how a new approach is necessary.
Practice-Focused Webinar Resource:
This year, with the support of Calroy Health Sciences, OvationLab conducted a large-scale survey into independent practices coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings include (but are not limited to):
- How root-cause medicine practitioners across disciplines and practice models have fared during 2020 – and how their experience has compared to conventional independent practices in the U.S.
- The significant connection between practice revenue models, patient engagement, and financial performance in 2020.
- The top practice modifications to consider based on the directions in which practitioners are steering their practices as they continue to adapt to the COVID Era and beyond.
The information on this webpage is for licensed healthcare practitioner education only, and is not to be disseminated to the general public.
1. Liew H, Roberts MA, MacGinley R, McMahon LP. Endothelial glycocalyx in health and kidney disease: Rising star or false Dawn?. Nephrology (Carlton). 2017;22(12):940-946. doi:10.1111/nep.13161