5 Numbers to Keep Your Heart Healthy

When it comes to heart health, things can get complicated. There are many more risk factors for heart disease than people may initially be aware of, but that doesn’t mean they don’t matter. More importantly, we don’t have control over all of our risk factors. The ones that we can change are called modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure and diet. The ones we … Continue reading 5 Numbers to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Egg Benedict on a Sunday? – Eat your heart out!

Whether you take it scrambled or fried – or with hollandaise sauce on the side – you are in for some good news! Despite a lot of fake news about eggs being bad for your ticker, a meta-analysis of available evidence on this topic shows that it is not, if consumed in moderate amounts. And except if you have diabetes. Apologize for the qualifiers! We … Continue reading Egg Benedict on a Sunday? – Eat your heart out!

The Maze of Specialty Healthcare

As a physician training in cardiology, it is sobering to witness the inefficiencies of our healthcare system, and the resulting barriers to high-quality specialty care faced by our patients. While patients feel the brunt of this broken system, other stakeholders including physicians, healthcare systems, and payers, don’t have it easy either. The ‘system’ seems to work against everyone. Lets walk in the shoes of each … Continue reading The Maze of Specialty Healthcare