Heart Attack

SOME HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART ATTACKS

A recent retrospective study has suggested a link between a class of over the counter heartburn medications and a an increased risk of heart attacks according to Dr. Steven Reisman, the Director of The New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center. This class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) include Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium. They work by potently decreasing the acid in the stomach. Those who are using these medications may have a 16-21% increase in the rate of heart attacks compared to those who have acid reflux and do not take these medications. This study is retrospective and thus […]
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INDICATIONS FOR THE USE OF ASPIRIN IN THE PREVENTION OF HEART ATTACKS

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently denied a request from Bayer, a manufacturer of aspirin, to expand the use of low-dose aspirin in the prevention of heart attacks, according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a Cardiologist in Manhattan. Previously the FDA in 1998 approved labeling for aspirin and related products in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. Secondary prevention includes use in those who have a history of coronary artery disease, previous heart attack, angina, and in those who have undergone revascularization procedures including coronary bypass surgery and angioplasty/stent placement. In 2003 Bayer applied to the […]

Occurrence of Heart Attacks May Be Increased During the December Holiday Season According To Dr. Steven Reisman A New York City Cardiologist.

Some studies have shown that there appears to be an increased incidence of heart attacks around the Christmas and New Year’s season according to Dr. Steven Reisman a Cardiologist in New York City. A heart attack occurs when there is an acute blockage of blood supply and thus oxygen supply in one of the arteries supplying the heart muscle resulting in the death of heart muscle tissue unless this blockage is rapidly opened up and reversed within a few hours of the onset of this symptom. A heart attack can be symptomatic with the development […]
By |January 13th, 2014|Heart Attack|0 Comments

Dr Steven Reisman, a New York City Cardiologist and Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center announces the implementation of a new device for the early detection of risk for heart attack and stroke

Dr. Steven Reisman, a New York City Cardiologist and Director of The New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center announces the recent implementation in his office of a device to measure “endothelial dysfunction” which is a measurement useful in the early detection of risk for heart attack and stroke. The device is call EndoPat and it is a fifteen minute test  with the patient lying down and probes put on one finger in each hand to measure the ability of blood vessels to dilate after the inflation of […]
By |January 24th, 2013|Heart Attack, Stroke|0 Comments

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

U.S Hospitals improving the delivery of urgent care to heart-attack patients

Bloomberg news (7/12/2010) reported that hospitals in the United States are delivering more urgent and faster emergency medical care to heart attack patients which results in increased survival. Bloomberg reported that in 2009 88% of patients with heart attacks received procedures within the recommended 90 minutes of arriving at the hospital compared to only 64.5% in 2007. The original study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. According to the American College of Cardiology about 770,000 Americans this […]