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.

  • Oct 04 2012

    Non-Alcoholic Red Wine Lowers Blood Pressure Better Than the Real Stuff

    Since the 1970’s, scores of scientific studies have attested to the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. For instance, a twelve year study known as the U.S. National Health Interview Survey followed more than 245,000 Americans and r...

    Read more »

  • Jan 02 2012

    Holiday Heart: Too Many Glad Tidings Can Land You in the ER

    At least a couple of times every holiday season, I am called to the emergency room (ER) to see a patient with what we doctors euphemistically call “Holiday Heart.” This condition may afflict folks of any age, including otherwise healthy young t...

    Read more »

  • May 19 2011

    Juice Up Your Heart

    The heart health benefits of wine are well established, although not so well understood. Wine is rich in substances known as polyphenols which are known to be heart protective. Resveratrol, one of the principal polyphemols in red wine, may also...

    Read more »

  • Apr 04 2011

    Alcohol and Your Heart Health

    Alcohol and heart health have an uneasy relationship. For years, heart patients were cautioned against drinking, since we know that excessive alcohol may cause irreversible weakening of the heart muscle, and can also contribute to heart rhythm ...

    Read more »

  • Feb 16 2011

    The Heartbreak of Insomnia: Sleep and Heart Health

    As a cardiologist, I am all too well acquainted with sleep deprivation, so a recent spate of research on the effects of sleep on heart health has been an eye-opener for me. It’s a no-brainer that lack of sleep can make you less alert, but did y...

    Read more »

  • 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...

    Read more »

Advertisement

About the Author


MD, FACC

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

Advertisement
Advertisement