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.

  • Apr 25 2011

    Video Games and Weight Gain: Truth or Fantasy?

    It’s no mystery that a sedentary lifestyle is a major contributor to obesity. Obesity, in turn, plays an important role in the development of heart disease and many other chronic conditions. In my February column for Healthline.com, I told you ...

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  • Mar 31 2011

    Diabetes and Your Heart Health

    When we talk about diabetes, we’re not just talking about sugar. Heart disease and stroke are far and away the leading causes of mortality for diabetics, accounting for 65 percent of deaths. Put another way, diabetics have somewhere between two...

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  • Mar 14 2011

    Heart Disease Prevention Myths

    AHA LogoOver the past several weeks, I’ve brought you up to date on the latest American Heart Association guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women. The guidelines were written by an expert panel of physicians and medical researc...

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  • Feb 28 2011

    Stroke Rate Surging in Young Adults and Kids

    MRI of a brain after a strokeStroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and while most stroke victims will survive, many will be left with devastating and life-changing disabilities. A stroke occurs when a portion of the...

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  • Feb 24 2011

    Turn it Off: How TV Can Make You Fat

    Television has become our national pastime, with the average American adult spending about five hours daily planted in front of the tube, according to a recent Nielsen survey. Add in computer and video time, and it’s hard to imagine that we hav...

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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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