Stress does play a role in heart disease now. There’s a phenomenon called Broken Heart Disease that patients, especially women, will come in with a significant amount of stress. We find the echocardiogram is quite abnormal. There is wall motion abnormalities, or the heart doesn’t move very well. We do the heart catheterization. We can’t […]
When we say heart disease, we most commonly refer to coronary blockage. But it could be anywhere between structural heart disease, it could be arrhythmia, or rhythm problems of the heart. It could be coronary blockage. It could be valvular disease. It could be heart failure. So, it comprises of a great deal of diseases […]
>>Thanks for tuning in to Ask Us Anything about adult congenital heart disease from Penn State Health. I’m Scott Gilbert. Now when we think of congenital heart disease, we think of someone often who’s diagnosed and treated as a child, but sometimes that heart condition may not be caught until the adult years. And even […]
The signs and symptoms of heart disease are very different in women than in men. For female patients the symptoms can sometimes be more complex. They tend not to have the classic elephant sitting on their chest. Occasionally we’ll see that, but a lot of times patients will come in, or female patients particularly, will […]
Certainly being on a vegan diet is part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. So that’s wonderful. But I think we also have to bear in mind the other risk factors that we associate with heart disease. So, if you’re overweight or you’re sedentary or you smoke, you have diabetes or your cholesterol is not under good […]
When I talk to my patients about prevention, there’s so many things they can do to avoid heart disease and prevent further exacerbation. Those include avoiding sodium intake, exercising, but most importantly is avoiding tobacco products, smoking in particular. Also being well aware of their medications that are prescribed to them and understanding what what […]
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This is an inviting glass of wine. Inside is about 125 calories, about 15% alcohol by volume, and some antioxidants. Of course, we didn’t always think about it this scientifically. Humans have been drinking wine since the Dark Ages. The ancient Greeks even worshipped a god of wine. It wasn’t until the 20th century that […]