Dr. Christine D. Bussey
Post-doctorate fellow in cardiovascular medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital.
Cardiovascular disease is a general term describing disease related to the heart and the blood vessels.The process that initiates cardiovascular disease is atherosclerosis.Atherosclerosis is the gradual process of accumulation of fat and cholesterol cells, inflammatory cells and platelets in the inner layers of an artery wall which eventually cause expansion into the lumen of a blood vessel and restriction of blood flow.This process occurs over several decades, and in some leads to angina (chest pain caused by the relative lack of blood flow to the heart muscle) and myocardial infarction (heart attack).Other major clinical manifestations are hypertension, sudden death, stroke, peripheral vascular disease (disease in the arteries of the legs), end-stage kidney disease and some forms of heart failure.
...Christine D. Bussey, M.D.
completed college and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and went on to an internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.She
is presently a post-doctorate fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.She
is also a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the Association of Black Cardiologists.