Heart Health

Women and Heart Disease – Take Steps to Decrease Your Risk

Submitted by Lynn Toth, RN, MSN, NP-C

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus , a best-selling novel several years ago, clearly convinced women that emotionally they differed from men. Unfortunately, despite American Heart Association’s increased awareness campaign for women, 46% of women still don’t know their relationship to heart...

Stayin’ Alive: CPR Saves Lives

Submitted by Eugene Isaac, PA-C, MSPAS

This New Year there will be many resolutions aimed at improving our health. Eat better, move more, quit doing this, start doing that; but, statistics show the majority of those resolutions will be broken, if they’re not already. Resolutions are hard to keep. How can we improve our success? Make a...

New treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib) proving safe and effective

Submitted by Firas El-Sabbagh, MD

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is the most common abnormal heart rhythm and increases in prevalence with age. It affects up to 5% of the population older than 69 years, and 8% of the population older than 80 years. In the heart of a healthy person, electrical impulses are sent from a...