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 07 2011

    When the Heart Murmurs, What is it Saying?

    Simply put, a heart murmur is an abnormal sound that your doctor hears when he or she listens to your heart. The sound is usually made by abnormal flow of blood across a heart valve, and may be due to either leakiness of the valve or restrictio...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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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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