About Dr. Santora

Larry Santora, M.D., host
Actively practicing cardiology for more than 30 years, Dr. Larry Santora is triple board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and cardiovascular computed tomography (cardiac CT). He continues to put considerable time into the one-on-one consultations with each of his patients.

Sharing clear and concise information about health and wellness is primary among the reasons for the creation of “Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora.” There is so much information out there, and even doctors sometimes have a hard time keeping up with it. On “Health Matters,” Dr. Santora cuts through all the hype and complicated medical terms and gives you the straight talk.

Dr. Santora is the medical director of The Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center in Orange County, Calif. He has specialized in the treatment of advanced heart disease for almost three decades through interventional cardiology (balloon angioplasty and stenting of coronary arteries). He is committed to early diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

He is the medical director of The Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness and Prevention, The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center and The Dick Butkus Center for Cardiac Screening, all at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif.

Dr. Santora is co-author of The OC Cure for Heart Disease with NFL star linebacker Dick Butkus and Steve A. Armentrout, M.D. Dr. Santora is also co-author of Women and Heart Disease with Shalizeh Shokooh, M.D., and Kelly Tucker, M.D. In addition, Dr. Santora has published the only scientific paper suggesting a link between anabolic steroids and heart disease.

The Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center, www.ocheart.org
The Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center is a single medical group whose physicians are recognized cardiac leaders in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and rehabilitation. The team’s mission is to provide the highest quality and most technologically advanced cardiac care in a personal and cost-effective manner.

The Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness and Prevention, www.sjo.org/DickButkus
The Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness and Prevention is a comprehensive wellness center encompassing cardiac rehabilitation services, cardiovascular screening tests and EBCT (electron beam CT scanning) for the early detection of heart disease in a state-of-the-art facility. The center’s services are under the medical direction of Dr. Santora.

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