CMHC (Cardiometabolic Health Congress) discusses the growing rates of young adult stroke cases, as well as possible causes and factors for such increase.
Originally published by Cardiometabolichealth.org, this article explores the connection between atrial fibrillation and sleep disorders like sleep apnea, and how treatment of sleep disorders can improve the arrhythmia.
Atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib,” is a common and often life-threatening form of arrhythmia—the medical term for irregular heart rhythm. Roughly 2.7 million Americans are living with a-fib. A-fib can best be described as a miscommunication in the signals… Continue Reading
It can be frightening to learn that your heart isn’t beating normally, especially when it’s racing or quivering. But what about bradycardia, a heartbeat that’s slower than normal? What’s considered “too slow” can vary from person to person,… Continue Reading
There are quite a few vegetables that fall into the “love ’em or hate ’em” category, and beets are probably right at the top of this list. Some people enjoy their “earthy” taste, while others simply aren’t fans…. Continue Reading
At some point in our lives, most all of us will experience heart fluttering, racing, skipping, or another kind of irregular heartbeat. It’s incredibly common. But because it affects the heart, it also can be incredibly frightening. Myself,… Continue Reading
As an integrative doctor, one of the things I’m acutely tuned into is nutrient deficiencies. I cannot overstate how important it is to give your body the nutrition it needs. Several times over my career, I saw firsthand… Continue Reading
Ever since the blood pressure guidelines were updated a few years ago, I’ve fielded more questions than ever on the topic. I don’t mind, though, because blood pressure is a more serious issue than a lot of people… Continue Reading
Sleep apnea is a real concern; there’s no doubt about it. Personally speaking, I have it so I know the challenges it presents. And as a cardiologist, I know how interconnected sleep apnea and ischemic heart disease are…. Continue Reading
When I was a young cardiologist, I lectured on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, praising statin drugs and earning myself the nickname of “cholesterol choirboy.” Several years later, I discovered the dark side of statins – that they cause… Continue Reading