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Diagnosis of Heart Defects Before Birth Prepares Parents and Doctors

May 23, 2013 by Holly Hosler

Pedro Arrabal, M.D.

“Fetal echocardiography allows us to diagnose fetal heart defects as early as possible – while a woman is still pregnant – and determine what diagnostic measures can be performed during the pregnancy to further advise the parents,” says Pedro Arrabal, M.D., one of Sinai’s high-risk pregnancy specialists.[read more]

Predictors of Hospitalization in Congestive Heart Failure Patients

May 2, 2013 by Melody Wilding

congestive heart failure

Did you know heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in seniors over age 65? Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans annually. Each year congestive heart failure is associated with 1 million hospitalizations, of which the majority are “re-admissions” or re-hospitalizations.[read more]

Bacteria, Heart Disease, and Red Meat

April 15, 2013 by Terry Simpson

There are more bacteria in your colon than people on planet earth. Without bacteria people couldn’t survive or thrive. Bacteria are responsible for us being able to get vitamins, they break down fiber into chemicals that protect us against colon cancer. Now, in a study recently published in Nature, proposing that red meat leads to heart disease through bacteria.[read more]

Mummies and Ancient Aleut People with Heart Disease? It Isn't Modern Diets That are the Problem?

March 13, 2013 by Terry Simpson

The recent study that came out showing that ancient people had heart disease, including a group of Alaska Natives whose mummified remains revealed that the perfect paleolithic diet did not protect from heart disease. Funny thing, Alaska Natives have known this for years.[read more]

The Problem With Manual CPR

March 12, 2013 by Noman Ali

Learning CPR can come in handy in life threatening situations where a little medical aid administered at the right time can save a life. But did you know that approximately 460,000 individuals die every year from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (Source: OHCA)?[read more]

Mediterranean Diet: Truly Heart-Healthy?

March 1, 2013 by Terry Simpson

Recently, news outlets were touting the article in The New England Journal of Medicine about how the Mediterranean Diet cut cardiovascular disease. The truth? There was no significant reduction in heart attacks and no reduction in death from heart disease.[read more]

Cardiac Rehab: Help After a Heart Attack

February 14, 2013 by Helene King

Surviving a heart attack is just the beginning of the journey back to wellness. Learning to relax and enjoy life again after a crisis can be a tough emotional and physical transition. That’s where cardiac rehabilitation comes in.[read more]

Heart Disease: What is Calcium Scoring?

February 7, 2013 by Helene King

“It is vital to take the proper steps to monitor heart health, before a problem develops,” explains Michael Pressel, M.D., a cardiologist at the Heart Center at Sinai in Baltimore, Maryland. “An effective way to do this is with a calcium scoring screening, a non-invasive, painless test that, along with other indicators, presents an overview of an individual’s heart health.”[read more]

Congestive Heart Failure

February 6, 2013 by Helene King

Congestive heart failure means that the heart muscle cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. CHF may develop over a long period of time, sometimes over years, or almost immediately.[read more]

Dr. Kevin Campbell Discusses Heart Health for Women

February 5, 2013 by Kevin Campbell

Dr Kevin Campbell discusses the importance of heart health for women.[read more]

Hip Replacement Increases Stroke Risk Fourfold

January 26, 2013 by Anthony Cirillo

Individuals who underwent a total hip replacement had at least four times the risk of suffering a stroke in the weeks immediately following, a Dutch study reported.[read more]


High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Dr. David Albert and AliveCor

January 22, 2013 by Joan Justice

Dr David Albert

Last week we heard Dr Akash Rajpal talk about Ekohealth and how it helps patients negotiate costs of medical procedures and medications. Today, I have David Albert, CEO and Founder of Alive Cor who will talk about and show us AliveCor's Heart Monitor for iPhone 4 and 4S.[read more]