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    AbstractConsensus regarding a reasonable strategy to manage cardiac conduction disturbances after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been elusive. This is due to the absence of adequately powered, randomized controlled trials; the often transient nature of the conduction disturbances; evolving ...
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Transforming Type 2 Diabetes Care

Living with diabetes presents a myriad of challenges, and one of the most significant concerns is the heightened risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and related complications. Dr Alain Bouchard, MD discusses with Dr. Timothy Garvey, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

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From Heart Attack to Heart Transplant and Beyond
December 25, 2023

A Journey of Resilience: From Heart Attack to Heart Transplant and Beyond In the realm of medical miracles and stories of resilience, few can match the inspiring journey of patients who have battled against the odds. One such remarkable story is that of Houston, a man who suffered a massive heart attack, developed intractable heart […]

Young Adults and Heart Disease: Identifying Vulnerable Populations
December 11, 2023

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a significant public health challenge, affecting individuals of all ages. In recent years, there has been a growing realization that risk assessment for CVD should extend beyond the traditional focus on older adults. Young adults, too, can be susceptible to CVD, and early identification of risk factors is crucial for preventive […]

Embracing Your Genetic Blueprint: Inherited Cardiomyopathies
November 6, 2023

Within the intricate realm of cardiovascular health, the blueprint of our genes exerts a profound influence on the fate of our hearts. Inherited cardiomyopathies, a diverse group of conditions with a strong genetic basis, offer us a unique glimpse into the intricate interplay between our DNA and the intricate machinery of the heart. This comprehensive […]

Women, Heart Disease, and the Need for Better Research
September 25, 2023

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in women, yet it is often thought of as a predominantly male disease. In fact, heart disease affects women just as much as men, and in some cases, even more so. Historically, clinical trials for heart disease have overwhelmingly enrolled men, and the results have been applied […]

Targeting Diabetes to Protect Your Heart: A Comprehensive Plan
September 11, 2023

Type 2 diabetes mellitus or adult-onset diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of blood sugar, usually >126 mg/dL or a Hb A1c >6.5. This is the result of the body becoming resistant to insulin and cannot use insulin properly. Diabetes mellitus is heavily influenced by dietary patterns, physical activity, and body weight. […]

Lowering Your Cholesterol: Guide to Preventing Heart Disease
August 28, 2023

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide resulting in 16% of death annually. Coronary artery disease accounts for over 600,000 deaths annually and is the leading cause of mortality in the US. Modifiable risk factors that include a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, and smoking cessation), dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension can prevent 4 out […]

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Transforming Type 2 Diabetes Care: What Patients Need to Know!
February 19, 2024

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) comprises 90% of the diabetes population and is usually caused by insulin resistance coupled with a “relative” insulin deficiency, resulting in elevated glucose levels. A fasting glucose level >126 mg/dL is diagnostic of diabetes. Guidelines also consider HbA1c >6.5% as diagnostic of diabetes mellitus. Living with diabetes presents a myriad of […]

Transforming Type 2 Diabetes Care
February 14, 2024

Living with diabetes presents a myriad of challenges, and one of the most significant concerns is the heightened risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and related complications. Dr Alain Bouchard, MD discusses with Dr. Timothy Garvey, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

A Journey of Resilience: From Heart Attack to Transplant
January 8, 2024

In the realm of medical miracles and stories of resilience, few can match the inspiring journey of patients who have battled against the odds.  Dr. Alain Bouchard, MD, discusses with his patient, Houston Dill.

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Transforming Type 2 Diabetes Care: What Patients Need to Know!
February 19, 2024

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) comprises 90% of the diabetes population and is usually caused by insulin resistance coupled with a “relative” insulin deficiency, resulting in elevated glucose levels. A fasting glucose level >126 mg/dL is diagnostic of diabetes. Guidelines also consider HbA1c >6.5% as diagnostic of diabetes mellitus. Living with diabetes presents a myriad of […]

Embracing Your Genetic Blueprint: Inherited Cardiomyopathies
November 6, 2023

Within the intricate realm of cardiovascular health, the blueprint of our genes exerts a profound influence on the fate of our hearts. Inherited cardiomyopathies, a diverse group of conditions with a strong genetic basis, offer us a unique glimpse into the intricate interplay between our DNA and the intricate machinery of the heart. This comprehensive […]

Genetic Testing: Unlocking the Secrets of Your DNA
October 9, 2023

Genetic screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD) can provide valuable insights into an individual’s risk factors, potential genetic causes, and personalized treatment options. The decision to undergo genetic screening for CVD should be made in consultation with a cardiologist and a genetic counselor, based on factors such as family history, clinical presentation, and the specific type […]

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Transforming Type 2 Diabetes Care: What Patients Need to Know!
February 19, 2024

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) comprises 90% of the diabetes population and is usually caused by insulin resistance coupled with a “relative” insulin deficiency, resulting in elevated glucose levels. A fasting glucose level >126 mg/dL is diagnostic of diabetes. Guidelines also consider HbA1c >6.5% as diagnostic of diabetes mellitus. Living with diabetes presents a myriad of […]

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