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DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A MANHATTAN CARDIOLOGIST, REVIEWS THE MARKERS AND RISK FACTORS OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) refers to an unexpected death from a cardiovascular cause in an individual with or without pre-existing heart disease according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist. This usually is a death occurring within one hour of an acute change in clinical status or an unexpected death that occurred within the previous 24 hours. In the United States the incidence of sudden cardiac death varies between an 180,000 to 450,000 deaths per year. SCD still accounts for greater than 50 percent of all coronary heart […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DISCUSSES AN INCREASE IN RESTING HEART RATE IN MIDDLE AGE AS A RISK FACTOR FOR DYING OF HEART DISEASE.

An increase in resting heart rate during middle age can signify an increase in risk of dying from heart disease HealthDay (12/21, Gordon) has reported in a recent large study from Norway. Previous studies have noted that there is a relationship between an increase in resting heart rate and an increase in cardiovascular death and sickness in the general population. A group of approximately thirty thousand men and women who live in Norway with no known heart disease at the beginning of study were followed greater […]
By |January 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DISCUSSES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIABETES TYPE 2 AND HEART DISEASE

Type 2 diabetes is also known as adult-onset diabetes and is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar or glucose. With type 2 diabetes one’s body is resistant to the effects of insulin or the body does not produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Type 2 diabetes symptoms may develop slowly. Some of the symptoms include an increase in thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger, weight loss, fatigue, blurry vision, and slow healing sores. Importantly, this condition may be asymptomatic. The risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight which is a primary […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, ANNOUNCES THE USE OF AN ADVANCED AUTOMATIC DEVICE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

Dr. Steven Reisman, a New York City Cardiologist and Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center announces the acquisition and implementation of a more accurate automatic device for the detection of high blood pressure also known as hypertension. Hypertension is a major risk factor for people developing cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke. The problem with the detection of hypertension is the lack of symptoms at earlier stages. In addition, the difficulty in diagnosis occurs partly because of a variation in blood pressure and a phenomenon known as the “white coat effect” […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DISCUSSES MORE AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT OF SEVERE BLOOD CLOTS

In an article in HealthDay (3/21, Reinberg) a report from the online edition of the American Heart Association suggests that doctors should treat cases of potentially life threatening blood clots that form in the legs more aggressively. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins in the body frequently in the legs. It can cause leg pain but also can occur without symptoms. This condition can occur, at times, when sitting for a long time such as traveling on a long trip by plane or […]

LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE MAY HELP REDUCE WOMEN’S HEART DISEASE RISK.

In an article in WebMD (1/24, Hendrick), review of a recent study suggested that middle-aged and older women who lower their blood pressure could reduce the risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or developing heart failure. This study conducted in over 9,000 adults follow for a median of 11 years found that three risk factors accounted for 85% of reversible risk for women and men. This included high systolic blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. The most important risk factor in this study was felt to be high systolic […]

ONE IN THREE AMERICANS HAVE “PRE-DIABETES”.

Dr. Steven Reisman, Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, discusses the recent CDC report that approximately one in three American adults have the condition called pre- diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a condition with blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Individuals with pre-diabetes have a greater likelihood of developing type II diabetes along with heart disease and stroke. In a recent report in HealthDay (1/26, Preidt) the CDC reported […]
By |March 9th, 2011|Diabetes|0 Comments

DR. STEVEN REISMAN A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DISCUSSES THAT OBESITY ALONE INCREASES THE RISK OF A FATAL HEART ATTACK

A recent study has suggested that obesity alone can increase the risk of a fatal heart attack even excluding the effect of other risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes. Healthday (2/14 Mozes) has reported that obese men have a dramatically higher risk of dying from a heart attack. In the study of 6,000 middle age men followed for about 15 years, there was an increased risk of fatal heart attack independent of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Obese middle-aged men […]

DR STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST DISCUSSES THAT FIBER FROM WHOLE GRAINS REDUCES THE RISK OF DYING FROM HEART DISEASE.

In an article in WebMD (2/14/11, Mann), a review of a recently published study found that men and women eating the most dietary fiber were 22% less likely to die from any cause including heart disease, infections, and lung disease compared to those who ate the least amount of fiber. The importance of this study was that prior studies have described the relationship between fiber intake and cardiovascular disease but few studies have examined the relationship between dietary fiber and mortality. Diets rich in fiber help lower […]
By |March 2nd, 2011|Good Health|0 Comments

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DISCUSSES AORTIC DISSECTION SAID TO BE THE CAUSE OF RICHARD HOLBROOKE’S DEATH

Aortic dissection, a medical emergency, occurs when there is a tear in the inner layer of the aorta. The aorta is the major blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Blood rushes into this tear causing the inner and middle layers to separate or “dissect”. When blood also breaks through the outer aortic wall this is usually fatal. Symptoms of aortic dissection may be similar to that of other heart problems. It may cause sudden chest or upper back pain but may also cause other symptoms such as loss of consciousness, shortness of breath, and symptoms of stroke. […]
By |December 14th, 2010|Aortic Dissection|0 Comments