Top News: #HeartHealth

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Sudden cardiac arrest may have warning signs after all:

Sudden cardiac arrest, a deadly condition that occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, has long been a conundrum for heart doctors. It kills more than 300,000 Americans each year, and was generally believed to strike without warning. Read more


Heart FailureLife’s Simple 7: How To Cut Your Heart Failure Risk In Half, According To The AHA:

Our hearts are the engines of our body, directing blood and oxygen to vital organs. Losing function in this engine can affect the entire system, if even for a moment, and this puts a person at risk for an early death. For this reason, researchers from the American Heart Association (AHA) have put together “Life’s Simple 7,” a list of ways to make your heart healthier and lower your risk of heart failure. Read more


56983677More Confusion About Who Should Take A Statin:

Many doctors already prescribe statins to people who have not yet had a heart problem, but figuring out who might benefit most from the drugs is a challenge. Read more


Tomorrow’s Heart Drugs Might Target Gut Microbes:

If your cholesterol levels are high, your doctor might prescribe you a statin, a drug that blocks one of the enzymes involved in creating cholesterol. But in the future, she might also prescribe a second drug that technically doesn’t target your body at all. Instead, it would manipulate the microbes in your gut. Read more


Belly fatIs There Such a Thing As An Ideal Cardiovascular Weight?

In general, I think a lot about weight. As a girl growing up near a beach in Los Angeles, weight was constantly on my mind. Now, as an interventional and preventive cardiologist, I routinely talk with patients about their weight during clinic visits. It’s an extremely sensitive issue for many people. Often, people have been shamed about their weight, ​and it may be intricately bound to our sense of self-worth. But leaving that complicated psychological aspect of the weight discussion for another day, is there such a thing as an ideal cardiovascular weight? Read more