Tag Archives: American Heart Association

Chronic kidney disease – Part 2 – a little more


By Julian Booker, MD You may recall in an earlier post a discussion of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) risk equivalency. A CHD risk equivalent is a disease or cluster of diseases that places you at a significantly increased risk for … Continue reading

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The Fish Oil Diaries – Part 2 – Supplements and a Western diet


By Julian Booker What is the Western diet pattern or Western diet? The western diet is a common dietary pattern found in a number of developed countries and is growing in popularity in developing countries. There are two common characteristics … Continue reading

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The Fish Oil diaries – Part 1- high fat diets and heart protection


By Julian Booker, MD The fish oil diaries may be controversial and upset some people. Fish oil therapy has become a staple of many American’s fight against heart disease. Some take prescription fish oil, over the counter fish oil, cod … Continue reading

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Hypertension – Part 2 – treatment with lifestyle modification


By Julian Booker, MD You have been to see your healthcare provider and much to your chagrin, you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Naturally, the first thing that goes through your mind is “what does this mean for … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 7, Do I need Antibiotics for my Dental Procedure?


By Mustafa I. Ahmed MD The Controversy.. Take Them .. Take Them ..Take Them …. Don’t take them In 2007 the American Heart Association (AHA) released an updated set of guidelines regarding the use of antibiotics to prevent heart valve infection … Continue reading

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Aortic stenosis?!!


Our body’s primary artery, the aorta, supplies blood to the entire body. The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the heart into the aorta but prevents blood from leaking back into the heart.  In aortic stenosis, sometimes called aortic … Continue reading

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Diabetes and my heart


                                                                                                 By Julian Booker, MD When I am in clinic, there are very few things that drive me crazier than trying to impress upon a patient the importance of managing their cardiovascular risk. Once a patient has a heart attack … Continue reading

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How much exercise do I need to do?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD One of the big hurdles people wanting to get started with exercise face is not knowing what, or how much to do.  Everyone agrees that exercise is beneficial to health but sadly after this things seem … Continue reading

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Triglycerides and my heart


By Julian Booker, MD Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Excess triglycerides are then stored in fat cells throughout your body. If you eat too many calories, it is a good bet that those extra calories … Continue reading

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When can I have sex after a heart attack?


By Julian Booker, MD Okay. First things first. If you have heart trouble, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN before proceeding with sexual activity. You should complete a thorough history and physical exam to determine that you are indeed low risk. Now that … Continue reading

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