Heart Attack


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 […]

Dr. Steven Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist, at an Invited Lecture at the F.B.I. on June 30, 2010 Discussed the Relationship of Salt Intake to High Blood Pressure

Dr. Steven Reisman, Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, at an invited lecture at the F.B.I. in Manhattan on June 30, 2010, discussed the relationship of salt intake and the development of high blood pressure or hypertension. Dr. Reisman referenced an article in the USA Today from April 28, 2010 entitled “Keeping A Lid On Salt; Not So Easy”. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine emphasized the relationship of salt intake to the development of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension is a common disease in the […]

Dr. Steven Reisman, A New York Cardiologist, discusses the hidden benefits of exercise as an invited speaker at the FBI in New York.

Dr. Steven Reisman was an invited speaker at the F.B.I in Manhattan on June 30, 2010 to discuss heart attack prevention. As part of this lecture he discussed the advantages of exercise in the relationship to general health and in particular, in the prevention of cardiac disease. One of the references Dr. Reisman used was an article in the Wall Street Journal from January 5, 2010 entitled “The Hidden Benefits of Exercise”. The article described how moderate exercise can be extremely successful in the prevention of disease in general. This includes bolstering the body’s immune system, improving the body’s response […]
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Cheney’s Heart Failure Treated by New Pumping Device

The New York Times (7/19, Altman) reports that former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a procedure to implant a mechanical pump that is now being given to a small number of people with congestive heart failure. It is generally used in individuals who have severe heart failure and are at the risk of dying within several months without the device. These pumps are partial artificial hearts also known as “ventricular assist devices”. They are implanted as a last resort either for use as a temporary device until heart transplantation or may at times be used as a permanent […]

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 […]