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Lee Kirksey, MD  
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Cleveland , OH

Specialties: Peripheral Arterial Disease, PAD

Interests: vascular, specialist, treatment options
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Cardiovascular disease prevention and more...Your Guide to Optimal Health

Nov 14, 2008 - 2 comments
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The rewarding feeling that I receive from the practice of vascular surgery is tremendous. The field is quite challenging but the rapid evolution in technology allows us to treat a greater percentage of disease in a minimally invasive fashion.

Still, my research focus is squarely on increasing awareness of cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on educating children, adolescents and adults about the lifestyle changes that we can make that would make cardiovascular disease an uncommon event.

Cardiovascular disease (including stroke and heart attack) is the number one cause of death among Americans. Greater than combined death from all cancers. But we are not born with CVD. Poor dietary behaviors, lifestyle choices like smoking, increased stress and a sendentary lifestyle all contribute to our high incidence of CVD.

For those individuals with "bad genes", new highly sensitive genetic testing and cholesterol fractionation can help doctors determine which patients are at highest risk for disease formation. In these patients, prompt alterations in diet and aggressive cholesterol treatment can decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack

My new book, Your Guide To Optimal Health: Creating Your Personal Wellness Wheel, presents an eight step program focused on dimishing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. For people with chronic disease, the program can make the management of these diseases easier by decreasing or eliminating medication dosages

For people who have no obvious illness and are striving to prevent these diseases by living a life of wellness, "Your Guide To Optimal Health" program provides a strategy for achieving this lofty goal. Visit www.personalwellneswheel. to learn more about the program and how to order your book


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by mscook23, Nov 18, 2008
Good Evening Dr. Kirksey,

Do you provide medical opinions?  My Blood Pressure reading were as follow over a 10 year span and I was not diagnosed with hypertension until 2006 shortly after I deliverewd my second child.  I also have hypertensive heart disease at the age of 30.  According to the AHA guidelines I had pre-hypertension/Stage 1 Hypertension BP readings prior to my diagnosis and prior to pregnancy, although I had PIH both pregnancy's.  I would appreciate your assistance. I'm willing to pay for a medical opinion.  Additionally, hypertension runs in my family, i.e, maternal - grand mother, aunts, great-aunts)
I have not had the opportunity to review my 2003-2005 records as yet; however, at the very least I recall having HBP in 2004 on several occasions.


BP Readings
Date BP Readings Measurement (Stage)
13 Nov 07 147/96 Stage 1 Hypertension
3 Nov 06 132/98 Stage 1 Hypertension
26 May 06 136/92 Stage 1 Hypertension
12 May 06 158/100 and 148/104 Stage 2 Hypertension
28 April 06 144/92 Stage 1 Hypertension
14 Apr 06 138/88 Pre-hypertension
7 Apr 06 150/100 and
140/92 Stage 2 Hypertension/Stage 1 Hypertension
3 Apr 06 154/96 and
158//106 Stage 1 Hypertension/ Stage 2 Hypertension
31 Mar 06 164/102 and
158/98 Stage 2 Hypertension/Stage 1 Hypertension
28 Mar 06 174/112 and
178/100 Stage 2 Hypertension

17 Jul 02 132/82 Pre-hypertension
20 May 02 141/93 Stage 1 Hypertension
16 May 02 125/87 Pre-hypertension
18 Sep 00 157/83 and
138/84 Stage 1 Hypertension and        Pre-hypertension
24 Aug 00 137/96 Stage 1 Hypertension
31 Jul 00 126/84 Pre-hypertension
28 Feb 00 133/84 Pre-hypertension
26 Oct 99 127/79 Pre-hypertension
3 May 99 132/78 Pre-hypertension
7 Apr 99 132/86 Pre-hypertension
28 Jan 99 147/88 Stage 1 Hypertension
5 Jan 99 122/82 Pre-hypertension
22 Oct 98 142/97 Stage 1 Hypertension
16 Apr 98 147/72 Stage 1 Hypertension
7 Apr 98 146/88 Stage 1 Hypertension
19 Mar 98 128/80 Pre-hypertension

13 Feb 98  *Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

28 Jan  98
140/90
122/82


4 Apr 97 149/91,
                 123/89,
                 138/88,
                 132/85,
                 141/93,
                 137/96
                 128/85

21 Mar 97 121/76 Pre-hypertension


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by stephie14, Dec 28, 2009
is 132/79 pre hypertension? because thats what i have and im fourteen years old.

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