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Do You Know Your Heart Score?

Do You Know Your Heart Score?

Last week a 60 year old patient came for an appointment with me and told me that he had his annual physical with his internal medicine doctor.  As part of that exam, an electrocardiogram (EKG) was done.  This patient proudly told me that his doctor said he “had the heart of a 30 year old.” […]

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High Cholesterol!  Time To Panic?

High Cholesterol! Time To Panic?

Fully half of all people have a heart attack as their first sign of heart disease and for 25% of these people, their heart attack is fatal. And fully half of all people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels. So, what are we missing here? Cholesterol is not the predictor of heart […]

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A+ or F – ?  Knowing Your Grade Could Save Your Life

A+ or F – ? Knowing Your Grade Could Save Your Life

Learning your risk of heart attacks and strokes could save your life and prevent many years of disability. The first step in knowing your risk actually is not your cholesterol number. The first step is finding out if there is artery clogging plaque in your blood vessels. We have a painless, non-invasive test to find […]

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Are Heart Attack And Stroke Predictable? The Answer Might Surprise You

Are Heart Attack And Stroke Predictable? The Answer Might Surprise You

One of the biggest misperceptions about heart disease is that it is impossible to predict when a heart attack or stroke might happen.  When it occurs, it usually seems like a bolt from out of the blue.  But this is not true.  Like all chronic diseases, heart attacks and strokes (known as cardiovascular disease) are […]

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Why Should We Care About Carbs And Blood Sugar?

Why Should We Care About Carbs And Blood Sugar?

Why should you care? Because your healthy longevity depends on good regulation of your blood sugar. Good regulation means that you have steady, moderate amounts of sugar in your blood stream at any given time. When blood sugar levels are higher than normal, the excess sugar in your blood stream starts attaching to proteins, causing […]

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