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ATELIER HEALTH Cardiovascular Health Program While most people worry about CANCER... HEART DISEASE is the #1 killer for men and women. Sadly, the first signs that a person has heart disease is seen in “sudden cardiac death.”

Ram Dandillaya, MD, FACC Vice-Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute opens his new state-of-the-art personalized concierge Heart/Health Care Facility in Beverly Hills to fight those odds.

MOST people start worrying about heath and disease AFTER they become ill. Certainly it’s true that preventative health care can be the best medicine money can buy. But with the rat race we live and try to survive in... how many of us bother to take the time to seriously evaluate our family health history, health challenges and lifestyle influences that are ruining our health? None of us know what could be around the corner in the way of a disastrous health crisis. But what we do know is that if we make our health a priority, and if we make a health conscious lifestyle plan, and stick to it—we just might have a fighting chance where chronic disease and a sudden health crisis comes into play. It’s not just about staying “alive”... it’s about being alive and healthy! I spoke with Dr. Ram Dandillaya, a leading cardiologist, noted clinical research physician and renowned expert in every phase of heart disease and preventative care. With five Board Certifications under his belt, the man is not just impressive on paper; in person his presence is impactful, and what he has to say could save your life! ST: How did you choose the name Atelier Health and what makes your heartcare practice different? RD: Atelier in the art/fashion worlds means an artisan's workshop. My partners and I came up with the concept to emphasize that medicine is both art and a science. We offer a unique and personalized experience for each patient. What sets Atelier Health apart is our commitment to excellence in coordinating every detail of a patient's care and engage the best in technology, science, and state-of-the-art wellness strategies. In the current era of managed and accountable care, health care has sadly lost its personal and customized touch for patients. We work with the finest doctors and practitioners in multiple health delivery networks, whether it’s Cedars-Sinai, USC or UCLA. In select, complex cases, we coordinate the care of a patient out of state, to top networks as Mayo Clinic or Cleveland Clinic. We advocate for our patients and, we find the best doctors to solve their problems. ST: Instead of waiting for a health crisis to unfold, are people taking a more proactive stance regarding their health? RD: I would say a qualified yes. Many of the proactive patients have had a personal experience with a relative or friend that compels them to come in for a health

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evaluation. However, heart disease is a silent killer and people can feel well until the later stages of the disease. This is why “preventive strategies” such as coronary calcium scans and carotid IMT screening are very useful in the absence of any symptoms that might arise. The new Atelier Health facility on Robertson Blvd., north of Wilshire, opened its doors to unveil a cutting-edge center with a full range of Internal Medicine and Cardiology care systems. All the physicians are advocates of preventative care. With a rise in health concerns, what Dr. Dandillaya and his team of Board Certified cardiologists and medical experts (all affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) offer is a customized and individualized medical plan, backed with the most advanced techno-

logical services available, and a top network of physicians in every modality that are available to meet your needs across the board. Dr Dandillaya’s patient roster includes top politicians, celebrities, socialites, entertainment heavyweights and VIPs around the globe from every industry. His work in cardiology research, care and preventative medicine is internationally recognized and has made him a top heart physician to pro-athletes, international patients, and royalty.

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