PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF STROKES AND MINI-STROKES

Mini-strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIA’S) are important to be recognized early on because these episodes constitute a medical emergency according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a New York City Cardiologist. Dr. Reisman was interviewed on Inside Edition on June 18, 2014 regarding a 49 year old woman who recorded on her smartphone a video showing her facial movements to help doctors diagnose a mini-stroke which was later confirmed by MRI. Several studies have shown that in the prevention of stroke it is important to be evaluated for cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated lipids, hypertension or […]

THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASING INCIDENCE OF STROKES IN YOUNG ADULTS AND MIDDLE AGED ADULTS ACCORDING TO CARDIOLOGIST DR. STEVEN REISMAN

Several studies over the past several years have shown an increase in strokes among those age 20 to 54 years old according to Dr. Steven Reisman, Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, and a Cardiologist in New York City. A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops and there is a decrease in oxygen supply to the brain and brain cells die.  The symptoms of a stroke can occur suddenly and without any warning and the symptoms depend on which part of the brain is damaged. These symptoms can include a […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]