HHC – How To Beat The Odds Of Heart Disease
How to Beat the Odds of Heart Disease - Presentation Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States. Are you at risk for heart disease? Please come and learn about cardiac risk factors and how you may be able to prevent heart disease. Join Catey Carter to learn about heart disease prevention and a state-of-the-art comprehensive cardiac health study now underway. The Century Health Study seeks to prove that an aggressive preventative treatment plan of diagnostic testing, appropriate medication, and lifestyle improvements can prevent heart disease. About The Speaker Catey Carter, RN, UT Health Weatherhead PET Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis; Research Manager, Century Health Study Catharine (Catey) V. Carter was born in Texas and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and became a registered nurse as a second career, after raising her family. Catey has spent the majority of her nursing career in the cardiovascular area, first with direct patient care and later at the University of Texas Health Science Center in clinical research while maintaining her Clinical Research Associate certification. She began working in cardiovascular research with interventional cardiac devices and drugs and moved on later to initiate training programs in clinical research regulatory and research billing compliance. Catey is currently working at the UT Weatherhead PET Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis with Dr. K. Lance Gould, one of the world’s top scientists and cardiologists. She works with patients to detect early heart disease with PET imaging and is the research manager for the Century Health Study, a large randomized clinical trial testing two treatment strategies for prevention of heart disease. Catey is active in her church’s outreach programs and her other interests are outdoor activities, gardening, music, reading and spending time with her family and friends.