Cardiologist, author, and heart health expert Dr. Sarah Samaan offers advice on how to live a heart smart life.
Feb 15 2011
Your Medications: Nuisance or Necessity?
The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that in 2009, over three and a half billion prescriptions were filled in U.S. pharmacies, with an average of 12 prescriptions written for each one of us. That amounts to over $200 billion dollars spent, and ...
Feb 10 2011
Coffee and Heart Health: The Latest Buzz
Half of all Americans get their morning kick start from a cup of joe, but many of us harbor a nagging fear that our morning habit may be doing us harm. As a cardiologist, I am constantly warning my patients of the dangers of saturated fats, swe...
Feb 08 2011
Your Coronary Calcium Score: What it Is, What it Means
CT Scan of the ChestOur understanding of coronary artery disease has evolved tremendously over the past two decades. We now know that heart disease is not just something that shows up in middle age or later, but rather a process that can begin...
Feb 03 2011
Heart Health and the Super Bowl Effect
It’s easy to laugh about the enthusiasm and sometimes outright fanaticism of sports fans, but German researchers found that some armchair quarterbacks may put a little too much heart in the game. In a study published in the New England Journ...
Feb 01 2011
The State of the Heart
I consider heart disease to be the elephant in the living room: a colossal crisis that won’t go away, shrink, or retreat, no matter how hard we try to ignore it. In fact, heart disease kills more Americans, men and women, than the next seven ca...
Jan 31 2011
Meet Dr. Sarah
As a cardiologist in practice since 1994, I have had the great fortune of participating in some truly extraordinary advancements in medicine and technology. Heart attacks that we used to consider life-changing are now treated with stents in a m...