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WOMEN WITH STRESSFUL JOBS HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACK

Women with stressful jobs have a greater likelihood for having a heart attack. Healthday (11/14/10, Gardner) has reported on a study just being presented at the annual American Heart Association meeting. The researchers have followed more than 17,000 female health professionals for over ten years evaluating job stress and cardiovascular disease. The study looked at women with an average age of 57 at the beginning of the study and found that women with high job strain defined as demanding jobs over which they have little control were more likely to be sedentary and have elevated cholesterol. They were […]
By |November 17th, 2010|Womens Health|0 Comments

IMPROVED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AWARENESS LEADS TO IMPROVED TREATMENT

The AP (10/28, Stobbe) has reported that in a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more Americans are aware that they have high blood pressure and more of them are taking medication to control it. High blood pressure also known as hypertension is called the “silent killer” because it doesn’t have symptoms and thus many people are not aware that they have this condition. In the report from the CDC it was noted that 30% of American adults suffer from hypertension equaling approximately 66 […]

Heart Attack Risk Increased By Cold Weather

Healthday (8/10, Mozes) reports that a study of patients in the United Kingdom in those admitted to the hospital for a heart attack revealed that a decrease of just one degree celsius on a single day gives rise to a cumulative two percent rise in the number of heart attacks in the next twenty- eight days. This study shows that cold weather increases the risk for having a heart attack in particular for the elderly and those with a previous history of heart disease. It appears that those who are taking aspirin were less vulnerable to this […]

Modest Fat Gain May Increase the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease.

Healthday (8/9/10, Reinberg) reported that people who put on a little weight might hinder the function of cells that line their blood vessels increasing the risk for both high blood pressure and possibly cardiovascular disease. The researchers performed a controlled study in young adult healthy volunteers with one group having moderate weight gain of approximately eight pounds and the other group maintaining their weight and then measuring endothelial function which directs the ability of blood vessels to contract and dilate which controls blood flow. They measured endothelial function by measuring function of the brachial artery which is located in the […]
By |September 10th, 2010|Good Health|0 Comments

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A MANHATTAN CARDIOLOGIST, DISCUSSES THE RELATIONSHIP OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE

Med Page Today (8/25, Walsh) recently reported that a person’s vitamin D status can predict their clinical outcome in a trial of patients with heart failure. The study being presented at the European Society of Cardiology found that lower levels of vitamin D were associated with an increased risk of mortality in patients with congestive heart failure. Dr. Reisman, Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, describes how vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in the United States and a growing body of evidence suggests that diminished levels of vitamin D may adversely affect the cardiovascular system. […]
By |September 7th, 2010|Good Health|0 Comments

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DESCRIBES LOWERING CHOLESTEROL BY EATING NUTS

An article in the Wall Street Journal (May 11, 2010) has described how research has shown the benefits of eating nuts and describes that for most people consuming two handfuls of nuts a day seems to work better than one in lowering cholesterol. The type of nuts includes almonds, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia’s, hazelnuts and peanuts. The results of the study were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The lead author was one of the first […]
By |August 31st, 2010|Cholesterol|0 Comments

WOMEN WITH SERIOUS ANGINA (CLASS IV) HAVE A GREATER RISK OF DEVELOPING SEVERE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE THAN MEN

Health Day (7/16/10 Preidt) has reported that women are three times as likely as men with severe angina to develop severe coronary artery disease (CAD). Angina is a type of chest discomfort most frequently described as a squeezing or pressing pain in the chest. It is related to blockage of the arteries that supply the heart causing a lack of oxygen supply to the heart. Angina may also occur as other types of discomfort including chest burning, jaw pain, and back pain. Angina frequently increases […]

Dr. Steven Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist, at an Invited Lecture at the F.B.I. on June 30, 2010 Discussed the Relationship of Salt Intake to High Blood Pressure

Dr. Steven Reisman, Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, at an invited lecture at the F.B.I. in Manhattan on June 30, 2010, discussed the relationship of salt intake and the development of high blood pressure or hypertension. Dr. Reisman referenced an article in the USA Today from April 28, 2010 entitled “Keeping A Lid On Salt; Not So Easy”. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine emphasized the relationship of salt intake to the development of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension is a common disease in the […]

Dr. Steven Reisman, A New York Cardiologist, discusses the hidden benefits of exercise as an invited speaker at the FBI in New York.

Dr. Steven Reisman was an invited speaker at the F.B.I in Manhattan on June 30, 2010 to discuss heart attack prevention. As part of this lecture he discussed the advantages of exercise in the relationship to general health and in particular, in the prevention of cardiac disease. One of the references Dr. Reisman used was an article in the Wall Street Journal from January 5, 2010 entitled “The Hidden Benefits of Exercise”. The article described how moderate exercise can be extremely successful in the prevention of disease in general. This includes bolstering the body’s immune system, improving the body’s response […]
By |August 9th, 2010|Exercise|0 Comments

Cheney’s Heart Failure Treated by New Pumping Device

The New York Times (7/19, Altman) reports that former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a procedure to implant a mechanical pump that is now being given to a small number of people with congestive heart failure. It is generally used in individuals who have severe heart failure and are at the risk of dying within several months without the device. These pumps are partial artificial hearts also known as “ventricular assist devices”. They are implanted as a last resort either for use as a temporary device until heart transplantation or may at times be used as a permanent […]