Dr. Dwight Lundell

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
25 Years Pioneer – Dr. Lundell
“Off  Pump” Heart Surgery
Beating Heart Hall of Fame
Phoenix List Top 10 Doctors – Ten Years

Performed Over  5,000 Heart Surgeries

Dr. Dwight Lundell

In 2003, Dr. Lundell left his successful thoracic and cardiovascular surgical practice after 25 years to open a clinic to test his theory that inflammation in the arteries was the cause of heart disease, a theory traditional medicine saw as heresy disputing the cholesterol theory.

Leaving surgery brought a freedom to refocus his career writing books and articles, presentations, interviews and speeches to educate on inflammation and how to prevent and reverse heart disease through nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Lundell’s clinical testing led to the development of a unique supplement designed to reduce inflammation, HeartShot ™ developed by Asantae.

His position as Chief Medical Officer of Asantae allows him to travel the country speaking, educating and presenting information about inflammation and heart disease changing the health of America.

  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.  Certification by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
  • Pioneer in “Off-Pump” heart surgery reducing surgical complications and recovery times.
  • Beating Heart Hall of Fame.
  • Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors for 10 years and recognized by his peers as a leader.
  • Past Chief Resident, University of Arizona and Yale University Hospitals and later served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery.
  • A founding partner of Lutheran Heart Hospital which became the second largest heart hospital in the US now owned by Banner Health

Dr. Lundell has consulted and advised for a variety of leading medical device manufacturers such as Cardio Thoracic Systems, Inc. before and after its acquisition by Guidant Corporation.  He advised St. Jude Medical on tissue valve implantation and marketing. For A-Med, Inc., He consulted on and published the first clinical study on miniature pumps for heart support. He co-authored a clinical study validating key technology for Coalescent Surgical, which was subsequently acquired by Medtronic, Inc

Publications & Presentations

The Great Cholesterol Lie, March 2009

The Cure for Heart Disease: July 2007

A Miniature Right Heart Support System Improves Cardiac Output and Stroke Volume During Beating Heart Posterior/Lateral Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Heart Surgery Forum, 2003;6(5):302-6.

Clinical and Six-Month Angiographic Evaluation of Coronary Arterial Graft Interrupted Anastomoses by Use of a Self-Closing Clip Device: a Multi-center Prospective Clinical Trial, J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2003 Jul; 126(a):168-77, discussion 177-8.

The Interrelationship of Factors Controlling Cardiac Output, Med Hypothesis, 1983 Jan; 10(1):77-95.

Clinical Applications of the Intra-aortic Balloon Pump, Ariz Med, 1981 Jan;38(1):19-21.

Randomized Comparisons of the Modified Wire-Guided and Standard Intra-aortic Balloon Catheters, J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1981 Feb;81(2):297-301.

Combined Aortic Valve Replacement and Myocardial Revascularization, Connecticut Medicine, 1980 Jun;44(6):363-6.

The Importance of Myocardial Protection in Combined Aortic Valve Replacement and Myocardial Revascularization, Annual. Thorac Surg, 1979 Dec;28(6):501-8.

Leiomyoma of the Esophagus, Conn Med, 1979 Aug;43(8):483-5

Cold Chemical Cardioplegia, Presentation at the New England Surgical Society, May, 1979.

Doppler Ultrasound Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Presented at Connecticut Society of Board Surgeons, December 1978.

Hypoliquorreic Headache and Pneumoncephalus Caused by Thoracosub Arachnoid Fistula, Neurology 1977 Oct;27(10):993-995.

Guidelines for the Management of Lung Cancer, Ariz Med, 1977 Mar;34(3):176-82.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, 1977-1978
University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center
Chief Resident, General Surgery, 1976-1977
University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center
Surgery Resident, 1971-1973, 1975-1977
University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center
General Surgery Intern, 1971-1972
University of Arizona
Doctor of Medicine, Charter Class of 1971

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