heart health

Three Signs of Cardiovascular Disease to Watch Out For

Cardiovascular disease is a generic term that refers to medical conditions associated with the heart, such as heart failure, artery disease, angina, congenital cardiac defects, cardiac irregularities and arrhythmias. Being aware of the signs of cardiovascular disease is key to preserving your cardiac health. When you are well-informed about the signs of cardiovascular diseases, you […]


Dr Urman: 5 Steps Can Slash Heart Attack Risk 80 Percent

Dr. Mark Urman, preventive cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, is quoted in Men’s Journal about a recent study that shows that middle-aged and older men were much less likely to have heart attacks over an average of 11 years if they drank moderately, didn’t smoke and did everything right on the diet, exercise and weight […]

  • Posted on: Nov 18 2014
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Men’s Health Month: Screenings for Early Detection of Heart Disease

Men’s health is in the spotlight for the month of June. For the most part, men habitually avoid going to see their doctors until there is some sort of health emergency. Women out live men on average of 5 years in the United States, with cardiovascular disease as the leading cause for men’s death. The […]

  • Posted on: Jun 6 2014
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Drinking Alcohol and Heart Health

Can moderate alcohol consumption benefit people who have heart disease? What are the benefits? Alcohol can be good for the heart but like many other things in life, too much of a good thing can be bad as well. Research suggests that regular small amounts of alcohol can have a protective effect on one’s heart […]

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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Testosterone Supplements and Heart Health

Taking a testosterone supplement might increase men’s risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new medical study. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, looked at more than 55,000 men who had started taking testosterone. Testosterone supplements have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration […]

  • Posted on: Apr 1 2014
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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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