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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’).

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Top Rated Cardiologists

Patients and professional colleagues alike have recognized Dr. Mark Urman and Dr. Jeffrey Caren as being sensitive and caring bedside physicians as well as having exceptional clinical judgment and awareness of the current thought in clinical cardiology.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as a
Top 10 Heart Program in the nation
in the 2013 - 14 "Best Hospitals" 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 on the prestigious Best Hospitals 2013 - 14 Honor Roll.

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Health News

Heart Attack Risk Rises in Hours After Angry Outburst: Study
Absolute risk from any one episode remains very small, but the danger is there, experts say

MONDAY, March 3, 2014 A new study might supply another reason to keep your cool under stress. Researchers say angry outbursts may raise your odds for a heart attack or stroke in the hours after the incident.

The inves... » Read the full article

Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says
The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 It's often said that the loss of a spouse or partner leaves "a broken heart." That notion might have some scientific validity, with new evidence suggesting the risk for a heart attack or stroke goes up dur... » Read the full article

Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 Adopting a vegetarian diet may help people shave points off their blood pressure, a large study from Japan suggests.

The research, a review of 39 studies that included almost 22,000 people, found... » Read the full article

More Specialists Question Safety of Testosterone Therapy for Older Men
Endocrine Society echoes recent FDA concerns about the popular supplements

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 Following the recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the potential hazards of using testosterone supplements in older men, another group of experts... » Read the full article

Taking Care of Your Heart
Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

SATURDAY, Feb. 15, 2014 Heart disease is the biggest killer of American women and men. But, it's also a preventable disease in many cases.

With February designated American Heart Month, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director... » Read the full article

Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart
Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 Every Valentine's Day, heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates fly off the shelves as couples express their love for each other, but a new study suggests that a supportive sp... » Read the full article

Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

Researchers looked at 222 healthy postmenopaus... » Read the full article

Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 Brisk walking, tennis and other types of moderate exercise may lower a woman's stroke risk by one-fifth, a new study says.

Being more active also offset the increased stroke risk linked with us... » Read the full article

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March 07, 2014

Stay In Touch


Is Erectile Dysfunction a Sign of Heart Disease?
Erectile Dysfunction (commonly known as “ED”) refers to a man’s inability to hold an erection sufficient enough for sexual intercourse. Though many men may not realize it, ED can be an early warning sign of major heart problems.
5 Common Questions About Sex and Your Heart
Patients often ask: Is sex good for your heart? (Cleveland Clinic Health Hub)
Fewer Heart Patients Now Dying From Heart Disease, Study Shows
Better surgical techniques, greater use of heart meds behind trend
High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span
But same study found the reverse was true when people reached old age
Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Proteins
Gain the benefit without the unhealthy fat
Health Tip: Shop for Heart-Healthy Fruits and Veggies
Focus on produce rich in fiber
Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan
Health Tip: Staying Healthy Is a Family Affair
Don't let the kids go it alone
Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says
Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials
Ablation Procedure Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study
But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients
Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation
Implanted Monitor May Help Spot Dangerous Heart Rhythm After Stroke
In company-funded trial, device outperformed usual tests in detecting atrial fibrillation
Health Tip: Being Active With Heart Failure
Questions you should ask your doctor
FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk
Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk
Learn More About Heart Failure
Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study
Even the elderly and those who had more severe attacks showed less disability later
Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk
Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report
Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart
Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble
Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes
Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job
Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease
Exercise will help brighten your day
Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease
Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart
FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers
Studies suggest naproxen (Aleve) may pose less of a threat
Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel
Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease
Why Vitamins May Be Bad for Your Workout
Several new experiments find that antioxidant supplements may actually reduce the benefits of training
Low-Dose Statins Reasonable Option for Some Heart Patients: Study
When combined with other cholesterol-lowering treatments, they could be as good as high-dose statins alone at effectively lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol. Whether this strategy is as effective at lowering risk of heart attack is less clear.
Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure
Early study of pigs found protective effect after heart attack
Could You Work the Device That Restarts Hearts?
U.S. health officials recommend learning to use publicly placed defibrillators
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