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OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS: HOW THEY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of a healthy diet according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist. Omega-3 fatty acids are what are known as “essential” fatty acids which means they are not made in the human body but must be obtained directly from an outside source. These substances are very important for normal metabolism. They are important in reducing inflammation in the blood vessels, joints and in other locations. It is suggested that Omega-3 fatty acids be obtained from foods rather than from supplements. Fish high in these substances include salmon, herring, […]

ACUTE TRIGGERS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS SUCH AS HEART ATTACK AND STROKE

Dr. Steven Reisman, a New York City cardiologist, will discuss the relationship between acute risk factors or acute triggers and the development of a heart attack or stroke. It is well known that there are chronic risk factors for heart disease such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and other factors. There are also acute risk factors that can precipitate a cardiac event. Acute risk factors may result in a rapid increase in blood pressure, vasoconstriction, or even increase in coagulability. There are several psychological triggers that are […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A CARDIOLOGIST IN NEW YORK CITY, DISCUSSES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRE-DIABETES, TYPE 2 DIABETES AND METABOLIC SYNDROME

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in the United States according to Dr. Steven Reisman, Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and a cardiologist in New York City. Pre-diabetes is usually defined as an elevation of fasting or post-prandial glucose levels. The American Diabetes Association has defined impaired fasting glucose as a level of 100 to 125 mg/dl. Also, an elevation in hemoglobin A1c or glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at a level of 5.7% to 6.4% may also represent pre-diabetes.   Metabolic Syndrome is related to […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A CARDIOLOGIST IN NEW YORK CITY, DISCUSSES THE EFFECT OF DIETARY PROTEIN AND CONTENT ON WEIGHT GAIN DURING OVEREATING

According to Dr. Steven Reisman, one of the best cardiologists in New York City and the Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, obesity and overweight affect greater than 60% of the United States public. It is estimated that the United States government spends in excess of $200 billion per year on obesity associated conditions and diseases. Obesity is the result of an accumulation of excess body fat. Obesity is not just excess body weight because overweight can occur from either muscle or fat deposition. Diet composition […]

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

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 […]

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