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Source: Copper Country News

Source: Copper Country News

Author: Mansour Assar, M.D., FACC

According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an increasing number of seniors are opting for heart valve replacements – largely due to improved outcomes and reduced procedural complications. [click to continue…]

Author: Thomas Perry, M.D., FACC

Whether you’ve been referred to a cardiologist by your physician, or whether you’re selecting a cardiologist by yourself, make sure to take this list of questions with you to your first appointment or consultation. These four “Questions to Ask a Cardiologist” can help you choose a qualified physician that provides first-class treatment. [click to continue…]

Author: Mansour Assar, M.D., FACC

In the last year or so, you may have heard a well-known cardiologist claim the Mexican diet is “more dangerous than fast food.” The cardiologist, Dr. Enrique C. Morales Villegas, Director of the Cardiometabolic Research Centre, compiled some compelling evidence in his news release. Check out a few of the statistics Dr. Morales includes about the connections between lifestyle, diet, and heart disease: [click to continue…]

Author: Thomas Perry, M.D., FACC

Every night, about one-third of America tosses and turns in bed. While having difficulty falling asleep is bad enough, it would seem insomnia has another component. New research suggests that insomnia could increase an individual’s risk for heart disease. [click to continue…]

Author: Mansour Assar, M.D., FACC

Considering the fact that 12 to 20 percent of individuals over the age of 60 have PAD (peripheral arterial disease), older Americans should be especially diligent about doing everything they can to prevent this disease. PAD, which causes blockages in the lower legs and prevents healthy blood flow back to the heart, can lead to a number of health problems, such as heart attack and stroke. [click to continue…]

Author: Thomas Perry, M.D., FACC

As a cardiologist and member of the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE), keeping my patients informed about the dangers of heart attack is one of my top priorities. From talking to friends, patients, and other physicians, I’ve found that there’s a lot of misinformation going around about heart attack prevention. [click to continue…]

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