Heart Health e-News: January 2017 - Dr Urman Named a Top Cardiologist...Again!

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Hello, here is your January 2017 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Happy and Healthy New Year!
Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

Our monthly newsletter is intended to raise awareness of heart health-related issues and to encourage our readers to be educated and to take charge of their health and live healthier, more fulfilling lives. 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's January 2017 issue, Cedars-Sinai Cardiologist Dr. Mark Urman is named as a Super Doctor for the ninth straight year

Enhanced Access Membership Program (EAMP) 2017
The Patient-Physician Relationship is The True Core of Great Medical Care

“It’s far more important to know what person has the disease than what disease the person has.“ – attributed to Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine.

  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance of Medicare
  • Three annual membership options to choose from. Patients choose what works best for them.
  • Increasing levels of priority and enhanced access for routine appointments and testing and to speak with your cardiologist on routine matters.
  • Priority completion of administrative paper-work and fees waived  
  • 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 for 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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Health News

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks
Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2017 A new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions: atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure.

The ... » Read the full article

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in First Human Trial
Cimaglermin appears to strengthen cells and improve heart function, researchers report

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 Heart failure patients have weakened hearts, but researchers say an experimental drug used for the first time in humans may repair heart cells and improve heart function.

... » Read the full article

High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk
Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 People who are less sensitive to pain may be at increased risk of having a "silent" heart attack, a new study hints.

Chest pain is one of the "classic" symptoms of a heart attack. But many peopl... » Read the full article

HIV May Double Odds of Heart Attack
Study suggests that tools used to predict risk need tweaking for those with AIDS-causing virus

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 As people with HIV are living longer, new concerns are cropping up, such as a risk for heart attack up to two times greater than for people without the AIDS-causing virus, a new study reports.

T... » Read the full article

Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement
While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 Women have a higher survival rate than men after a specific type of heart valve replacement procedure, a new study finds.

The procedure is called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Re... » Read the full article

Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study
Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 A small study finds that cancer patients who have diabetes may suffer worse heart damage from chemotherapy, potentially boosting their risk of heart failure.

There are increasing reports of toxic e... » Read the full article

Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage
But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 Women on breast cancer drugs called aromatase inhibitors may show signs of early blood vessel damage that could lead to heart disease, a small study suggests.

Researchers found that compared with he... » Read the full article

Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure
People who added this practice to a healthy lifestyle saw their pressure levels drop, study found

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds.

"Patients with pre-hypertension [slightly elevated blood pressure] are likely to devel... » Read the full article

The news stories provided in this e-newsletter are a service of the nationally syndicated HealthDay news and information company. Stories refer to national trends and breaking health news, and are not necessarily indicative of or always supported by our facility and providers. This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please see our full Terms of Use for more information.
January 06, 2017

Stay In Touch


Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year's Resolution
Seven goals to get you started
Health Tip: Set a Health Goal That Lasts
Stick with it all year long
Health Tip: 3 Steps to Eating Healthier
Avoid fat, sugar and salt
Plant-Based Diets Score Big for Healthy Weight Loss
U.S. News & World Report ranks DASH diet No. 1 for 7th year in a row
"Eat to Your Heart's Content"
Learn more about the best heart-healthy dietary options including the DASH diet
Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended
Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds
Learn More About Statins
Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too
Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says
Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome'
The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed
Can You Really Die of a Broken Heart?
Broken heart syndrome also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo Syndrome is most common in women, seems to be related to hearing shocking news that presumably leads to toxic levels of stress hormones (CNN)
Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?
Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say
Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble
Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises
What are Heart Failure, Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?
A string of recent celebrity deaths serves as a stark reminder that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer around the world (CNN)
Heart Failure Protein May Signal Early Brain Damage
Higher levels indicated potential trouble, study showed
Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension
Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds
Learn More About an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
Regular Drinkers, Irregular Heartbeat?
Even moderate amounts of alcohol may contribute to atrial fibrillation, study suggests
Head Off 'Holiday Heart Syndrome'
Eating and drinking too much, whether on a holiday or a weekend, can increase your risk for cardiac complications
A Handful of Nuts Is Good for Your Health
Eating about an ounce of nuts a day lowered the risk of heart disease, diabetes, respiratory infections and other ills (NY Times)
Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk
People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found
Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players
It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall
Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research
Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods
Taking a Long Plane or Car Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots
Sitting for long periods puts you at risk for potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Chinese-based study, analysis of previous research point to everyday use decreasing the odds
Stay Optimistic, Live Longer?
Optimism May Decrease Risk Of Various Diseases, Significant associations between increasing levels of optimism and decreasing risks of various diseases and death from heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory disease and infections (NY Times)
Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs
Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding and kidney problems, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen. Heart patients who cannot avoid using NSAIDs should still be on the lowest dose possible for the shortest period of time.
A Test To Help Determine Your Risk of Heart Attack
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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