Stroke

WORKAHOLICS MAY HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF STROKE

A recent study suggested that employees who work longer hours so called “workaholics” may have an increased incidence of stroke compared to those working “standard hours” according to Dr. Steven Reisman a cardiologist in New York City. The study “Long working hours and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data for 603838 individuals” published in the medical journal The Lancet analyzed 25 different studies with over 600,000 individuals. This study suggested a 33 percent increase in stroke rate in those in the “workaholics” group. This study suggested that overwork in […]
By |September 2nd, 2015|Stroke|Comments Off on WORKAHOLICS MAY HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF STROKE

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 […]

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

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, shedding light on ‘mini stroke!’

Frankie Muniz, the star from the successful comedy series ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ has been in the news lately, however, not for his acting skills this time. Frankie who is aged just 27, suffered from a ‘mini stroke’, which is often looked upon as a sign for an upcoming stroke. Well, shedding light on this serious heart condition, Dr. Steven Reisman, the Director of New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, while talking to Inside Edition said, “A mini-stroke […]
By |December 10th, 2012|Stroke|0 Comments