Dr. Bouchard discusses ” Hypertension” with Dr. Suzanne Oparil, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program. Section Chief of Vascular Biology and Hypertension. Hypertension is a pervasive problem and affects nearly 50% of the US population including over 90 million adults with uncontrolled hypertension and an […]
IN “REGARDS” TO THE STROKE BELT.
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. George Howard, Distinguished Professor in the department of Biostatistics, retired from the UAB School of Public Health.
What is a TIA? Transient Ischemic Attack Explained
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every year more than 795,000 people suffer from a stroke. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), also known as a “mini-stroke,” is a stroke where blood flow to the brain is blocked only for a short time. It is often a precursor to a full stroke […]
Bedtime May Be the Best Time for Taking Antihypertensive Medication
In this article from November 18, 2019, Dr. Martin Juneau of the Montreal Heart Institute looks at a study into the effect of timing on antihypertensive medication. OVERVIEW 19,084 hypertensive patients were randomly assigned to take their antihypertensive medication in a single dose daily, either at bedtime or upon waking up. For six years, researchers […]
PAD: When Leg Pain Isn’t Just Leg Pain with Dr. Munish Goyal
Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Munish Goyal, an interventional cardiologist at St. Vincent’s, part of Ascension, in a discussion of PAD, or peripheral artery disease. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (6) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Venous Insufficiency: From Leg Pain to Spider Veins with Dr. Robert Foster
Do your legs hurt? Do you have spider veins? Then you’ve got to tune in to this discussion of venous insufficiency, featuring Dr. Alain Bouchard and special guest Dr. Robert Foster of the Birmingham Heart Clinic. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 4.64/5 (11) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article […]
CTEPH: A Curable Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension with Drs. David McGiffin and Jason Guichard
Join Drs. Alain Bouchard, David McGiffin, and Jason Guichard as they discuss CTEPH — also known as chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (8) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension with Dr. Barry Rayburn
How does one treat pulmonary arterial hypertension? Following up on last week’s episode, What is Pulmonary Hypertension?, Drs. Alain Bouchard, Barry Rayburn, and Jason Guichard discuss the different treatment measures for this widespread issue. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Please comment below if you would like us to include a transcript of […]
Type 1 Pulmonary Hypertension with Dr. Barry Rayburn
In this week’s episode, Dr. Alain Bouchard, Dr. Jason Guichard, and Dr. Barry Rayburn discuss a substantial global health issue: Pulmonary Hypertension — specifically, Type 1 Pulmonary Hypertension (PAH). Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Please comment below if you would like us to include a transcript of this episode! 5/5 (8) […]
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension is a substantial global health issue. All age groups are affected, with growing importance in its effect on the elderly. Present estimates suggest a prevalence of ~1% of the global population, which increases up to 10% in individuals 65 years or older. Delayed, incomplete, and inappropriate diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension are common and […]