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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 ...
    Published on 2020-10-21
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    Heparin has been a longstanding friend of cardiology. It stood with us when patients received aspirin, lidocaine, and nitroglycerine paste for acute infarction. Early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and first-generation stent placements would not be complete without heparin and its ...
    Published on 2024-07-21

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Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle: A Shield Against Heart Disease

In a world inundated with conflicting health messages and sedentary lifestyles, the concept of living a healthy life can seem elusive. Yet, amidst the chaos, lies a simple truth: the choices we make each day profoundly shape our well-being and longevity. Dr Alain Bouchard, MD discusses with Dr. Martha Gulati, Director of Prevention & Associate […]

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EMBRACING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: A SHIELD AGAINST HEART DISEASE
July 1, 2024

In a world inundated with conflicting health messages and sedentary lifestyles, the concept of living a healthy life can seem elusive. Yet, amidst the chaos, lies a simple truth: the choices we make each day profoundly shape our well-being and longevity. A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about crash diets or sporadic gym sessions; it’s a […]

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

This article was written in collaboration with Dr Pankaj Arora, Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Nephrology Research and Training Center, Minority Health and Research Center. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a significant public health challenge, affecting individuals of all ages. In recent years, there […]

Embracing Your Genetic Blueprint: Inherited Cardiomyopathies
November 6, 2023

This article was written in collaboration with Dr Pankaj Arora, Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Nephrology Research and Training Center, Minority Health and Research Center Within the intricate realm of cardiovascular health, the blueprint of our genes exerts a profound influence on the […]

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

This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Nicole Lohr, Professor, Division Director of the UAB Cardiovascular Disease and Co-Director of the UAB Medicine Cardiovascular Institute, Director of the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in women, yet it is often thought of as a predominantly male disease. Heart disease […]

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. […]

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In a world inundated with conflicting health messages and sedentary lifestyles, the concept of living a healthy life can seem elusive. Yet, amidst the chaos, lies a simple truth: the choices we make each day profoundly shape our well-being and longevity. Dr Alain Bouchard, MD discusses with Dr. Martha Gulati, Director of Prevention & Associate […]

PERFECTING THE BEAT: NAVIGATING RHYTHM CONTROL IN AFIB.
June 4, 2024

Navigating Rhythm Control in Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): A Comprehensive Guide Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia globally, affecting 50 million individuals worldwide. In the US, it is projected that by 2050, 12 to 16 million individuals will be diagnosed with AF. Characterized by irregular and often rapid heartbeats, AFib poses significant […]

Perfecting the Beat: Navigating Rhythm Control in AFib
May 28, 2024

Atrial Fibrillation is the most prevalent sustained arrhythmia worldwide affecting over 50 million patients. Characterized by erratic, ofter rapid heart beat, Atrial Fibrillation represent a significant challenge to the patient’s health and well being. Dr Alain Bouchard, MD discusses with Dr. Ibrahim Hanna, a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Birmingham, AL with over 25 years of […]

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PERFECTING THE BEAT: NAVIGATING RHYTHM CONTROL IN AFIB.
June 4, 2024

Navigating Rhythm Control in Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): A Comprehensive Guide Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia globally, affecting 50 million individuals worldwide. In the US, it is projected that by 2050, 12 to 16 million individuals will be diagnosed with AF. Characterized by irregular and often rapid heartbeats, AFib poses significant […]

GUARDING YOUR HEART: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PREVENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
April 22, 2024

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a common heart rhythm disorder that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life and lifespan. The incidence and prevalence of Afib are increasing in the US and globally. Twelve million patients are expected to have Afib in 2030. This increasing burden is caused by increased the aging of the population, […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Garvey, Associate Director, Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions, Senior Scientist, UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center In the last 15 years, the landscape of diabetes and obesity management has been significantly transformed by the advent of GLP-1 receptor agonists which are about to […]

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EMBRACING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: A SHIELD AGAINST HEART DISEASE
July 1, 2024

In a world inundated with conflicting health messages and sedentary lifestyles, the concept of living a healthy life can seem elusive. Yet, amidst the chaos, lies a simple truth: the choices we make each day profoundly shape our well-being and longevity. A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about crash diets or sporadic gym sessions; it’s a […]

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