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How Can We Prevent Heart Disease?

How Can We Prevent Heart Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the rise of cardiovascular disease in the developing world, where the percentage of people who die from heart disease has reached the same levels as in the industrialized countries. In the developed world it is common medical practice to prescribe 3 drugs to trea... Read More


The Future of Treating Cardiovascular Disease

The Future of Treating Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the future of treating cardiovascular disease. Dr. Fuster describes the rising worldwide spread of heart disease, as populations in the developing world are now demonstrating rates of heart disease seen previously only in industrialized countries. Simply stated t... Read More


Educating The Next Generation About Health

Educating The Next Generation About Health

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses programs about educating children about the importance of health. Dr. Fuster works with Sesame Street in Columbia in South America educating thousands of children about the importance of health. Aimed at 5 to 10 year olds the programs present a positive message a... Read More


A Crisis In Modern Scientific Education

A Crisis In Modern Scientific Education

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses a crisis in modern scientific education. For Dr. Fuster the crisis is not a lack of technical skill, but lack of creativity. Dr. Fuster explores how science, and specifically medical education, has become overly oriented to our present technological world at the ... Read More


Are We Winning the Battle Against Heart Disease?

Are We Winning the Battle Against Heart Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the paradox of people living longer despite the dramatic increase in the incidence of cardiac disease in the general population. While breakthrough treatments have helped increase the life-span of the population by two years every decade in the last half of the 2... Read More


The Body's Three Natural Defenses Against Cardiovascular Disease

The Body's Three Natural Defenses Against Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the body's three natural defense mechanism against cardiovascular disease. First, he describes progenitor endothelial cells produced by the bone marrow help protect coronary artery disease and the prospects of how pharmacologically we may help support the body in... Read More


What is Barrett's Esophagus?

What is Barrett's Esophagus?

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus (sometimes called Barrett's syndrome, CELLO, columnar epithelium lined lower (o)esophagus or colloquially as Barrett's) refers to an abnormal change (metaplasia) in the cells of the lower... Read More


What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Dr. Sattesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses Peripheral Arterial Disease, who is at risk, why it is important to be screened and current treatments. Pad is essentially a blockage of the arteries in the lower extremities. That is what we mean by peripheral arteries -- ... Read More


What is Carotid Stenosis?

What is Carotid Stenosis?

Dr. Sateesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses "What is Carotid Stenosis?", the treatments, who should be screened and future developments, such as new stenting techniques. Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


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