The diagnosis and treatment of heart disease has undergone significant changes over the past fifty years. Landmark clinical trials performed over this period of time, coupled with a dramatic increase in technological advances have allowed us to better understand the number one killer in the USA.
There is a lot of excitement within the cardiology community regarding a new class of medication which can lower "bad" cholesterol or LDL, to very low levels. The new class is called PCSK9 inhibitors and the FDA has approved two medications within this class— alirocumab (Praluent) and evolocumab (Repatha).
For Dr. Billy Cordon, a surgical mission trip to Honduras in his free time was the perfect opportunity to extend the Mount Sinai mission of caring for others, regardless of their ability to pay.
The purpose of screening our children before signing up for competitive sports is simple: we want our kids to be safe. There are heart conditions that can lead to abnormal rhythms of the heart or even sudden death with exercise.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the single most common reason of sudden death in young athletes and is characterized by a heart muscle that thickens, or grows, out of control. It can be found in 1 out of about every 200-500 people in the general population.
Globally we hold our athletes in the highest regard. Every four years, we send our greatest athletes to represent our country in the Olympic Games. For many of us, the athlete is the epitome of physical health and fitness. However, just like any of us, athletes can suffer from heart disease.
Many people have concerns about outpatient surgery since the decision to have an operation can be worrisome event that no matter how minor effects a patient’s physical, mental, work and recreational routines.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a widely disseminated disease in our country and throughout the world (> 200 million people)1. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the end-stage of this terrible ailment and is a veritable death sentence for those with the diagnosis.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the majority of patients present at an advanced stage when the disease is incurable. It is estimated that over 80% of lung cancer could be cured if detected early and surgically resected.
The whole point of taking prescription medications is to get healthier and make you feel better by fighting whatever illness you might have. Sometimes however, people make mistakes with their medications that can end up causing adverse reactions.
In 2013, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) to update and revamp the clinical practice guideline for the assessment of cardiovascular risk and management of elevated blood cholesterol levels in adults.
Most people are aware that it's important to get a good night's sleep, so they are prepared for the challenges of the coming day, whether that be for adults going to work, youngsters going to school, or toddlers who are undergoing dramatic physical and mental development. However, getting a good night's sleep is also very important for your health.