heart disease

Aortic Valve Surgery in Coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos

Aortic valve replacement in November has allowed coach John Fox, of the Denver Broncos, to lead his team to the Super Bowl according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a New York City cardiologist. Dr. Reisman was interviewed by CNN on November 3, 2013 when coach Fox was taken to a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina for urgent surgery to replace his aortic valve. It was known to coach Fox for several years that he had this condition and doctors were following him and planning surgery after the football season. However,. on Saturday November 2, while golfing […]

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 […]

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 […]