The School of Pharmacy at the Lebanese International University, Bekaa Campus, organized a scientific seminar on Monday, November, 19th, 2018 under the title of: “Heart Disease: Life Span and Health Span”. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Omar Hamoui, the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Clemenceau Medical Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Hamoui has a special interest in general and interventional cardiology, thrombosis and antithrombotic agents, stroke prevention, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. He has been involved in numerous trials and publications related to the above mentioned topics. He is active in numerous awareness and prevention initiatives pertaining to public health, and lectures routinely about these topics and others locally, regionally, and in international meetings, as well as large-scale, direct-to-public awareness lectures.
Dr. Hamoui started his presentation by showing global and local epidemiological data about life expectancy and aging, then he focused on the role of genetics, lifestyle and dietary changes for achieving longevity. He also discussed numerous studies and tests on life expectancy and health and illustrated the high rates of mortality as a consequence of cardiovascular diseases and shed the light on dyslipidemia treatment guidelines while discussing primary prevention and secondary prevention with target LDL levels.
The seminar was very informative and interesting and open discussion was held at the end of the seminar where faculty and students had the opportunity to acquire more information about the topic.