Heart Health e-News: December 2014 - 5 Steps To Cut Heart Attack Risk By 80 Percent

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Hello, here is your December 2014 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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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. 


The Women's Heart Alliance (WHA) was formed to raise awareness, encourage action and drive new research to fight women's heart disease.

  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance of 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 were sent renewal information in the mail last month. If you did not receive a renewal package, please feel free to speak to our staff when visiting our office or call us 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 office manager, Gwen Owens at 310.659.0714.

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has been recognized as a
Top 10 Heart Program in the nation
for 2013 - 2014 and 2014 - 15 by U.S. News & Word Report

A reflection of the leading edge cardiac services we offer and the results we obtain for our patients, their families and the community

Drs. Caren and Urman are proud to be Attending Cardiologists in the:
# 1 Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program in Los Angeles
# 1 Heart Program in California
# 1 Heart Program in The Western US

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is also, once again, on the prestigious Best Hospitals 2014 - 15 Honor Roll. This is the list of the country's 17 best hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Cedars was ranked twelfth.

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Health News

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?
Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 There are hints in a new study that eating the much-lauded Mediterranean diet may help boost longevity.

Researchers found that the regimen -- rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nu... » Read the full article

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines
Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

Guidelines for the trea... » Read the full article

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.

Researchers examined five years of dat... » Read the full article

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind
But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don't provide the same benefit, according to a new study.

Hopelessness i... » Read the full article

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study
California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 2.7 million women who gave... » Read the full article

Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says
Researchers find higher levels of artery plaque can affect a man's sexual health

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 Early stage vascular disease may lead to impotence for men later in life, a new study says.

"Erectile function can be a window into men's cardiovascular and overall health. Erectile dysfunction ... » Read the full article

Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat
People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for bleeding and blood clots, according to a new study.

That ri... » Read the full article

Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price
Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 Otherwise healthy people on the verge of burning out are more likely to develop heart disease, according to new research.

Those suffering from so-called vital exhaustion -- a toxic combination of... » Read the full article

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December 05, 2014

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Dr Urman in Mens Journal: 5 Steps Can Slash Heart Attack Risk 80 Percent
Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks
Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If You Are At Risk for a Heart Attack?
Learn more about CardioHealth, a non-invasive test that can tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries.
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts
Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?
French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk
Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels in high-risk patients with clogged arteries. Vytorin or adding Zetia to a statin might be a reasonable alternative to those who cannot tolerate high-dose statins or whom cannot achieve low enough LDL goals on statins alone
Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports
New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins
Learn More About High or Abnormal Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study
Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say
Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz
Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study
Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report
'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests
As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease
Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure
Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice
Study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on
Learn More About a Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet
Health Tip: Kick Unhealthy Eating Habits
Don't neglect breakfast
Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Finds...
...until they don't. No eating plan stood out in terms of lasting weight loss, researchers noted
Health Tip: Cutting Back on Salt
Fresh foods tend to have less than prepared
Confused About Heart Healthy Eating?
Click here for sensible balanced dietary advice
'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say
Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications
3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects
New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure
New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain
Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest
Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say
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