The Morning Blend


A New Era in the Fight Against Heart Disease

Posted: 9:49 AM, Mar 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-05 14:49:37Z

About Matthew Budoff, MD,

As Program Director and Director of Cardiac CT, Division of Cardiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Budoff is at the forefront of the medical community's efforts to develop early detection methods for cardiac disease, the number 1 cause of death in the United States. Given that approximately 50 percent of U.S. heart disease victims learn of their illness by experiencing a sometimes fatal heart attack, Dr. Budoff has devoted much of his time over the past 20 years to advancing procedures that can help doctors identify cardiac patients early, and place them on a therapeutic path to prevent a heart attack.