In 2001, Dr. Naghavi, the founder of SHAPE invited cardiology leaders to answer these 10 questions. Now after 15 years it is interesting to review the answers and compare the predictions with the reality. The fact is that very little to no progress has been made for the early detection of vulnerable patients and for the prevention of sudden heart attacks. Preventive cardiology is at least 15 years behind and needs to innovate and move faster!

 

Q.4- Do you agree that besides vulnerable plaque we should pay attention to vulnerable (trombogenic) blood and also vulnerable (electrically unstable) myocardium? In other words should we go beyond plaque and focus on vulnerable patient?