Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Steven Nissen, MD.Chief Academic Officer of the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine. With the high prevalence of risk factors and cardiovascular disease in the US, looking at Statin vs Supplements for high cholesterol appears well-timed. […]
Stem Cells for the Treatment of Heart Failure
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Emerson Perin, Director of the Center for Clinical Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX. Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is a chronic but progressive disease. Patients can live several years and even decades with chronic systolic heart failure. However, the progression of the disease can lead […]
Can a Heart Attack Affect Your Cancer?
This article was written in collaboration with Yan Liu, MD, Ph.D., Director of Cardio-Oncology Ascension Seton, Medical Director, Ascension Texas Cardiovascular Seton Northwest, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, Ascension Texas. The intersection between cancer and cardiovascular disease occurs at multiple levels and includes genetic as well as […]
Breast Cancer and Heart Disease: What is the Connection?
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Ramey Marshell, Arkansas Cardiology, Baptist Health Heart Institute. Advances in screening and treatment have improved survival for patients with breast cancer. There are currently over 3 million breast cancer survivors and they are projected to be over 5 million by 2030. On average, women with breast cancer […]
The Breast Cancer and Heart Disease Connection with Dr. Ramey Marshell
There has been growing interest in the complex issues surrounding the relationship between treatment of breast cancer and heart disease. But who is at risk? How can we prevent cardiac complications? What kind of follow-up is there for breast cancer patients after remission? Dr. Alain Bouchard discusses these questions and more with Dr. Ramey Marshell […]
Disparities in Cardiovascular Care with Dr. Antoine Keller and Dr. Stephen Clarkson
How can the medical community cross the divide caused by disparities in care, and where can those lines be drawn? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Antoine Keller at Baton Rouge General and Dr. Stephen Clarkson at UAB in a discussion of racial, geographic, and socioeconomic divisions affecting cardiovascular care for our communities. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast […]
Spicing Up the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with Chili Peppers
OVERVIEW The frequency of weekly consumption of chili peppers by 22,811 Italians from the Molise region was measured over an 8-year period. At the same time, researchers identified deaths from cardiovascular disease, cancer, or other causes that occurred during this period. Results show that people who eat chilies 4 or more times per week have a […]
Surviving a Heart Attack: the Big One!
The widow maker heart attack, also known as “the big one”, is an acute occlusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery that can lead to severe heart muscle damage and/or death. If not treated in a timely matter, surviving a heart attack of this magnitude is very difficult. While visiting Austin, Texas, my wife and I […]
Tilt Test – Tilt Table Test Explained!
Did your doctor order you to take a tilt test? He could suspect you have POTS Syndrome or any kind of disease. Learn what to expect from your tilt test experience and what kind of cardiovascular diseases your physician may be trying to diagnosis.
A Guide to STEMI (ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction) Heart Attacks
Have you or a loved one recently suffered from a STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) heart attack? Are you a physician or med student looking for STEMI diagnostic and treatment guidelines? This article is an all-encompassing STEMI resource guide. At myheart.net we’ve helped millions of people through our articles and answers. Now our authors are keeping readers […]
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