Heart Health Blog

Top 5 Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease, a blanket term used to describe a number of different diseases that affect the heart, is the leading cause of death among men and women. The Center for Disease Control reports that heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States – roughly 600,000 a year. What many don’t realize […]

  • Posted on: Apr 5 2013
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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Heart Disease Risk By Up to 30%

Drs. Caren and Urman have been recommending a Mediterranean-style diet to their patients for the last decade based on an abundance of evidence showing its benefit in patients with known heart disease.  In addition, numerous studies had shown that adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with a smaller waist circumference, lower levels of triglycerides, […]

  • Posted on: Feb 25 2013
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Case Study of "Not-So-Resistant" Hypertension

Click here to read about an educational case study (vignette) for physicians written by Dr. Urman and his colleague Dr. Victor who is the Director of the Hypertension Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. One in five hypertensive patients has drug-resistant hypertension. Defined as blood pressure (BP) that remains above goal values despite concurrent treatment […]

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2010
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