Heart Health e-News: September 2014 - Promising New Drugs on Horizon for Heart Failure & Cholesterol

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Hello, here is your September 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’).

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Once Again: The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has been recognized as a
Top 10 Heart Program in the nation
for 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

For the 2nd year in a row, 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.

 Keep up with the latest in heart health and our office


Health News

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower ris... » Read the full article

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says
Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients' risk of falls and broken bones.

Research shows that treatin... » Read the full article

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home
Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.

Researchers looked at thousands of... » Read the full article

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says
People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests.

The study included more than 5,000 U.S. adults, average age 70, who were followed for f... » Read the full article

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.

The declines noted f... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes
Keep risk factors in check

Diabetics are at increased risk of developing heart disease, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Association explains how you can reduce the risk of ... » Read the full article

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure
The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 Severe sleep apnea may raise the risk of high blood pressure that's resistant to drug treatment, a new study finds.

Researchers tracked outcomes for patients with moderate or severe sleep apnea, ... » Read the full article

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds
But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 The benefits of long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs greatly outweigh the risks, according to a review of research published over 20 years.

Some experts fear that statins may be ove... » Read the full article

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Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure
Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths
Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says
Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find
Learn More About Heart Failure
New Cholesterol Medication Shows Promise In Cutting Number Of Heart Attacks, Stroke
Alirocumab is part of a new class of drugs that lower LDL and could help cut cardiovascular risks for patients. These drugs could be available as early as 2015 (NY Times/Reuters)
No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds
Researchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year
Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study
Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet
Advice From a Vegan Cardiologist (NY Times)
ACC President-Elect Cites Benefits Of Vegetarian Diets
Is Moderation of Salt Intake the Proper Goal? (NY Times)
As with most things in life, perhaps extremes are the enemy and a dash of salt might not do harm for most
Confused About Heart Healthy Eating?
Click here for sensible balanced dietary advice
Health Tip: Dressing for Fitness Success
Clothing should be loose, lightweight
Health Tip: Warm Up Before Exercise
It boosts metabolism before activity
Health Tip: Feeding Your Body Essential Nutrients
Here's what you should be eating (it's not just what you shouldn't eat) for more than good heart health but for great overall health
New App May Save Lives Of People Stricken By Cardiac Arrest (LA Times)
App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?
Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia
Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice when needed for long-term and still is not an alternative in the short-term treatment.
Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows
Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk
Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study
For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says
Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients
People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn
Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds
Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk
Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study
Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor
Health Tip: Help Prevent Stroke
Things you can do to lower your risk
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some: Study
People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If I Am At Risk for a Heart Attack?
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