Heart Disease

Heart Smart Living
Heart Smart Living

Cardiologist, author, and heart health expert Dr. Sarah Samaan offers advice on how to live a heart smart life.

  • Aug 01 2011

    Erectile Dysfunction? Maybe it’s Time to See a Cardiologist

    It has been estimated that one in three men over the age of 50 will experience erectile dysfunction (ED) from time to time. As men age, the likelihood of ED rises, in part due to a natural decline in testosterone levels. However, for many men,...

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  • May 12 2011

    Muscle Strength and Your Heart Health

    There is no question that aerobic exercise benefits the heart and the brain, but less is known about the effects of weight training and muscle strength on our heart health. A number of small studies have found important health benefits, even in el...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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About the Author


MD, FACC

Dr. Samaan is an acclaimed cardiologist, writer, and heart health educator.

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