Be Well Virginia: Cardiac

In our fifth town hall session, May 13, 2020 Dr. Beauvais welcomed the most wonderful cardiologist she knows, Dr. Azita Moalemi. Not only is Dr. Moalemi one of the most thoughtful clinicians, but she is also decidedly one of the best story-tellers!

Azita has been a trail-blazer in cardiology since her fellowship at George Washington University, where she was the first female cardiology fellow in the program.

Currently, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Healthcare Sciences at the GWU, and the president of the Amelia Heart and Vascular Center, named for its namesake trail-blazer in aviation, Dr. Moalemi has a wealth of clinical experience to draw from.

She has held academic and private care posts in medicine for over twenty years. She takes a special interest in patients who have cardiac disease and cancer, as cancer treatments have many manifestations on the heart. She researches clinical manifestations of cardiac disease in women and understands the physiologic differences in the treatment of cardiac disease both based on gender and ethnic differentiators in cardiac disease.

3:37: Dr. Beauvais explains how strong relationships with doctors from different departments help the primary care doctors like her to provide the patients with a good quality healthcare service.

13:35: Dr. Moalemi describes the structure of the SARS-CoV 2 and explains how each structure helps its reproduction and affects the human body.

34:56: Dr. Moalemi debunks the misconceptions about how ACE inhibitors relates to viral replication in the body.

52:00: Dr. Moalemi answers the question about the risks of taking in Ibuprofen and other inflammatory drugs.

1:03:13: Dr. Beauvais explains how exercise helps people to maintain good health and shares the program that they developed to help encourage people to exercise more.

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