Heart Health e-News: January 2016 - Dr Urman Named a Top Cardiologist...Again!

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Hello, here is your January 2016 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Happy and Healthy New Year!
Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

One of a doctor’s primary obligations is to educate patients.  In fact the origin of the word ‘doctor’ is (via Old French) from the Latin doctor which means ‘teacher’ (from docere ‘teach’).

This complimentary monthly educational service is for our patients and their families but please forward it to anyone who might find it of interest. Click here to enter our website and learn more about our practice. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment. 

As seen in Los Angeles Magazine Cedars-Sinai cardiologist Dr Mark Urman is named as a Super Doctor for the eighth straight year

Enhanced Access Membership Program (EAMP) 2016

  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance or Medicare
  • Three annual membership options to choose from (Select, Premier and Concierge Plans). Patients choose what works best for them
  • Increasing levels of priority and enhanced access for routine appointments and testing.
  • Increased phone and email access to our staff and doctors on routine matters   
  • Priority completion of administrative paper-work and fees waved 
  • Global CARE coverage (for concierge level members). Critical care air rescue and evacuation anywhere in the world with the coordination of your cardiologist and the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Validated parking (Premier and Concierge members)
  • Convenient VIP parking (Concierge members) for office visits.
Current members should look for renewal information in the mail this month or speak to our staff when visiting our office before the end of the year.
If you are not a current EAMP member, and wish to maximize your experience with our office and your top-tier cardiologist, click here for more information or call our practice manager, Lilly Garzona at 310.659.0715.

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Of course, if you ever have any concerns or issues with our office or doctors, please always feel free to call us and let us know how we can improve or help make your experience better.

Health News

Health Tip: Understanding Risk Factors for Hardening Arteries
High cholesterol often plays a major role

Atherosclerosis, the medical term for hardening of the arteries, occurs when the arteries narrow and become rigid. Left undetected or untreated, one or more of these vessels may become completely blocked.

The American... » Read the full article

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study
Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 People known to be at high risk for a heart attack or stroke should be given blood pressure-lowering medications no matter their blood pressure level, new research suggests.

Current protocols r... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Meditation May Help Your Heart
It can help you deal with stress

Meditation can help mind and body relax, and the American Heart Association says it can help your ticker.

The AHA says meditation may:

Help ease stress. Improve your sleep. Help yo... » Read the full article

Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds
Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 Following seven healthy habits might reduce your risk of heart failure, a new study says.

"Even though there is awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, many people don't act on th... » Read the full article

Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden
Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 Sudden cardiac arrest may not be as sudden as doctors have thought, researchers report.

Roughly half of cardiac arrest patients experience telltale warning signs that their heart is in danger of ... » Read the full article

Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds
Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 Seniors who develop the painful rash known as shingles appear to face a short-term increase in their risk for having a stroke or heart attack, new research indicates.

The finding was based on th... » Read the full article

More Support for Lower Blood Pressure Goals
Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 Intensive treatment to lower blood pressure below currently recommended levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease... » Read the full article

Optimistic Outlook May Boost Recovery After Heart Attack
Researchers report that positive patients were more physically active, less likely to be re-hospitalized

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 Having an optimistic attitude after a heart attack may be good for your health, Harvard researchers report.

Two weeks after a heart attack, patients who had a positive attitude were less likely t... » Read the full article

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January 01, 2016

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Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans
Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds
Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC
Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease
Learn More About Statins
U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk
Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years
Learn more about how high or abnormal cholesterol levels can contribute to the risk of heart attack and stroke and how it can be treated
Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds
Patients who recognize the symptoms of a heart attack early on and receive immediate medical attention have better outcomes
Learn More About Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Being 'Fat But Fit' Won't Cut Your Risk of Premature Death
Study suggests benefits of physical fitness don't overcome risk from obesity
Women Who Were Overweight At Age 18 Had Greater Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death
The study was observational, and the authors drew no conclusions about cause and effect (New York Times)
Women on Blood Thinners Can Safely Use The Pill, Hormone Therapy: Study
Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says
Women and Heart Disease
Learn more about top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
How Much Weight Must You Lose Before Others Notice?
Study finds women must drop about 14 pounds, men 18, before they're found more attractive
Health Tip: Watching Calories
Is it enough?
It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says. So if you have not received your flu shot yet, call our office to schedule a time to get it. Flu vaccine appointments available in the early morning hours or on Fridays but it is highly recommended that you call first to make an appointment. EAMP members can schedule their vaccine appointment for general office hours as well.
Researchers Say Case Shows That Human Heart Can Fully Recover After Major Damage
This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say
Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy
Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment
New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure
Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs
Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age
Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds
Learn More About Heart Failure
Impact of Endurance Exercise on Heart Health (NY Times)
No level of exercise is dangerous or too much for healthy people. But, know your family history of sudden death. If a close family member has died unexpectedly of heart problems, talk to your doctor about whether you need to be tested for conditions such as atherosclerosis or cardiomyopathy. The rest of us should pay attention to symptoms such as unusual fatigue, shortness of breath or chest pain during exercise, but are much more likely to strengthen our hearts with exercise than harm them
Poor Dentition a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?
Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit
Learn More About Atherosclerosis
Blood Thinner, Certain Diabetes Drugs Are a Bad Combo
Together, warfarin and sulfonylureas raise risk of hospitalization, study shows
Infertile Men May Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes
Doctors should look for underlying health problems, experts suggest
Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in Study
British researchers say procedure provides many long-term health benefits
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study
Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent
Learn More About High Blood Pressure
How Old Are Your Arteries?
CardioHealth, a 5 minute non-invasive test can help us tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries. Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke?
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