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.

  • May 31 2012

    Best Practices for a Healthy Heart, Step 6: Know Your Options

    My book, Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After it Starts, will be released in June by The Experiment publishing house. In the book, I outline seven important steps that will help you to achieve optimum he...

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  • May 23 2012

    What is Peripheral Arterial Disease and How Do You Know if You Have It?

    You may have heard about peripheral arterial disease (PAD), also known as peripheral vascular disease, from television commercials promoting the latest treatments for the condition, but the signs and symptoms of this close relative to coronary ...

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  • May 21 2012

    Personality and Heart Disease: How Personality Type Can Impact Your Heart Health

    In my daily practice of cardiology, I see so many different people of diverse backgrounds and broad ranges of life experiences. I learned early on not to typecast. The hard-driving businessman may play the dobro and hang out at the lake in his ...

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  • May 10 2012

    Best Practices for a Healthy Heart Step 5: Attitude and Stress

    My book, Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After it Starts, will be released in June by The Experiment publishing house. In the book, I outline seven important steps that will help you to achieve optimum he...

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  • May 09 2012

    Antioxidants and Brain Health: Supplements May Harm, but Berries Protect

    “Antioxidant” is a word that has become part of our daily jargon, but exactly how these nutritional scavengers work is not entirely clear. We know that they block the effects of harmful free radicals, preventing damage to the cells of our bodie...

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  • May 08 2012

    Why I Love Mangoes

    In South Asia, Mangoes have been known as the “king of fruit” for centuries, yet many of us in the Western hemisphere have yet to succumb to their charms. That’s a pity, because not only are mangoes full of fabulous antioxidants, fiber, and vit...

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  • May 07 2012

    Best Practices for a Healthy Heart Step 5: Use Your Common Sense

    My book, Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After it Starts, will be released in June by The Experiment publishing house. In the book, I outline seven important steps that will help you to achieve optimum he...

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  • May 01 2012

    Low Fat Dairy Foods may Reduce Stroke Risk

    Way back in 1997, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a landmark study evaluating the effects of diet on blood pressure. Researchers tested the impact of a diet known as the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypert...

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  • Apr 27 2012

    Best Practices for a Healthy Heart Step 4: Get a Move On

    My new book, Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After it Starts, will be released in June by The Experiment publishing house. In the book, I outline seven important steps that will help you to achieve optimu...

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  • Apr 26 2012

    Three Tips for a Long Life

    Fred (not his real name) is a bright, energetic, and optimistic 85 year old gentleman who lives every day to its fullest. Fifteen years ago he had heart bypass surgery. The surgery was successful, and he recovered quickly. Sadly, he spent the n...

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About the Author


MD, FACC

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

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