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Patients Honor Dr. Mark Urman for Compassion

Dr. Mark Urman of Los Angeles, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. Los Angeles, CA (PR Newswire) February 5, 2014 – Patients’ Choice has announced that Dr. Mark Urman was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Certification. Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals and UCompareHealthCare […]

  • Posted on: Feb 5 2014
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New Alternatives to Coumadin for Those with Atrial Fibrillation

Coumadin, which has been the most commonly prescribed oral blood thinning agent for years, now has some competition. Also known as warfarin and sold under the brand names Jantoven, Marevan and Lawarin, Coumadin has long been the primary medication option for those suffering from atrial fibrillation (AFib). Atrial fibrillation, the most common form of arrhythmia, […]

  • Posted on: Jan 31 2014
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Drs. Mark Urman and Jeffrey Caren Named 2014 Super Doctors®

We are proud to announce that for the third consecutive year, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologists, Jeffrey F. Caren, MD, FACC and Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA have both been named by their peers again for inclusion in the Super Doctors® List. Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman were selected by thier peers as outstanding practicing doctors in […]

  • Posted on: Dec 19 2013
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New Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines: Treat Risk Not Cholesterol

One cardiologist’s opinion This past week, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol and the prevention of heart attack and stroke. The new recommendations are a revolutionary change in how doctors should determine which patients should be on cholesterol-lowering medication and specifically how […]

  • Posted on: Nov 16 2013
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Dr Urman Quoted in LA Times About FDA Ban of Trans-fats

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Mark Urman, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times (and Medscape) about healthcare providers applauding the FDA move to ban artery-clogging trans fats. It is a move that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as FDA officials feel that could help prevent 7,000 deaths from heart […]

  • Posted on: Nov 7 2013
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Dr. Mark Urman honored with Patient’s Choice Award

Dr. Mark Urman of Los Angeles, CA Named a Patients’ Choice Award Winner for 2013 Los Angeles, CA, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award this year is Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Mark Urman. Choosing a doctor is one of the most important personal decisions patients make. Vitals provides patients with a powerful search tool and […]

  • Posted on: Oct 3 2013
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Is Red Yeast Rice Right for You?

Is It A Reasonable Alternative to Statins to Lower Cholesterol or A Risky Unregulated Natural Substance? For the millions of Americans with high cholesterol, heart disease is a big concern. While many people may choose to stick with traditional treatments to lower their cholesterol, some seek a more natural heart health treatment. One alternative treatment […]

  • Posted on: Oct 1 2013
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Statins

Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are medications that were developed to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and have now been used for a quarter of a century with a very favorable safety profile. Cholesterol is a waxy material produced by humans and is also found in saturated fats and animal products. For more on abnormal or high […]

  • Posted on: Aug 1 2013
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Dr Urman Quoted in Business Week About Fish Oil Pills

Mark Urman, MD of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention Committee is quoted about the unproven benefits of fish oil supplements. “…Statins have been proven in studies to cut heart risk. The benefits of fish-oil pills are less certain. Though they target triglycerides, fatty substances in the blood […]

  • Posted on: Jun 28 2013
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Women and Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease, known colloquially as heart disease, has long been known as one of the leading causes of death in the United States.  Coronary artery disease, heart attacks, heart failure, and more all fall under the umbrella of heart disease, affecting both men and women alike. In the past, however, the risk for cardiovascular disease […]

  • Posted on: Jun 17 2013
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