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Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Overview of Coronary Heart Disease Treatments Created: Monday, September 08, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Treating coronary artery disease requires decisions on how to prevent angina and ischemia, on how to prevent acute coronary syndrome, and how to prevent worsening of atherosclerosis
    • Dressler's Syndrome Created: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Dressler's syndrome is an inflammatory reaction involving the pericardium, that can appear after damage to cardiac cells.
    • Inappropriate sinus tachycardia Created: Sunday, November 23, 2003 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      IST - inappropriate sinus tachycardia - is an inappropriately rapid heart rate. The causes and potential treatments of IST are reviewed.
    • Dysautonomia Created: Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      The dysautonomias are serious medical disorders that are often missed, or dismissed
    • A Post-Heart Attack Checklist Created: Friday, November 28, 2003 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Long-term health and survival after a heart attack requires several important steps to be taken. Here's a checklist to follow after a heart attack.
    • Surviving a Heart Attack - After the First Day Created: Friday, November 28, 2003 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Now that you've gotten through the acute heart attack, there are several critical steps necessary for your long-term survival and good health.
    • Women and Coronary Artery Disease Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Coronary artery disease in women is often different than it is in men - and the differences are important. Here's what you need to know about it.
    • Cardiac Symptoms in Women Created: Thursday, December 29, 2005 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Cardiac symptoms in women are very often not the same as in men - or as in the medical textbooks. Here's what you need to know.
    • Cardiac Risk Factors in Women Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Cardiac risk factors in women -- how they are different from risk factors in men.
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome - POTS Created: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, POTS, is a disorder seen in younger people which causes palpitations, dizziness, and other symptoms while standing upright.
    • Orthostatic Hypotension Created: Thursday, February 23, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      In orthostatic hypotension, the blood pressure falls abnormally when a person stands up.
    • Vasovagal (Cardioneurogenic) Syncope Created: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Vasovagal - or cardioneurogenic - syncope is the most common cause of transient loss of consciousness
    • Exercise Recommendations For Heart Disease Created: Monday, November 29, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Here are exercise recommendations for patients with specific cardiac conditions.
    • Athletes and Sudden Death Created: Monday, July 27, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Here are current guidelines for screening apparently healthy young athletes to prevent sudden death from cardiac conditions.
    • The Benefits of Exercise Created: Monday, November 29, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Regular exercise has several beneficial effects on your body that can improve the function of your musculoskeletal system, your cardiovascular system, your respiratory system, your metabolism, and even your brain.
    • Exercise and the Heart Created: Monday, November 29, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Getting regular exercise is very important to your heart health, whether you are currently healthy, or already have a heart condition. Fortunately, getting "enough" exercise, and getting it safely, can be relatively easy to do for most people. These articles will tell you what you need to know about getting the right amount of exercise for your heart.
    • Atrial Fibrillation - A Comprehensive Overview Created: Saturday, October 06, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders, especially among older adults.
    • Key Symptoms of Heart Disease Created: Monday, June 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Chest pain, fainting, fatigue, dizziness and heart palpitations are common symptoms associated with several types of heart disease.
    • Why You Should Quit Smoking TODAY Created: Friday, July 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Quitting smoking has an immediate impact on your risk of heart attack or stroke.
    • Fish Oil and Heart Disease - An Update Created: Friday, June 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      According to recent evidence, taking fish oil to prevent heart disease is not the slam dunk it once appeared to be.
    • Sleep Deprivation and Heart Disease Created: Friday, February 11, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Several recent studies have made an association between chronic sleep deprivation (in general, getting less than five hours of sleep per night) and heart disease - or at least the risk facors for heart disease.
    • Medications for Heart Arrhythmias Created: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Heart arrhythmias can be treated with antiarrhythmic drugs, AV nodal blocking drugs, beta blockers, statins, and omega-3 fatty acids.
    • What Are Triglycerides and What Do They Do? Created: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A description of triglycerides, and what they do
    • Your Fitness and Your Cardiac Risk Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      A new cardiovascular risk calculator takes physical fitness into account - and substantially improves long-term risk projections.
    • Mary Shomon's Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism Created: Saturday, November 19, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Mary Shomon's Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism
    • The Heart's Chambers and Valves Created: Monday, December 01, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The heart pumps blood to the body's tissues by incorporating a series of chambers and valves to move the blood in the right direction, at the right time." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Women and Heart Disease Created: Thursday, December 29, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Two common misapprehensions are held by both women and their doctors: women don't really get much heart disease, and when they do, it behaves pretty much like the heart disease that men get. The re...
    • More Evidence the Mediterranean Diet Is Good for Heart Health Created: Monday, March 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, a disease that affects your heart's health.
    • Ablation Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias Created: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Ablation procedures treat abnormal electrical pathways in the heart. These procedures can sometimes eliminate certain heart arrhythmias." itemprop="description" Thursday, December 29, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Four conditions can produce angina with "normal" coronary arteries
    • Evaluating The Cause Of Syncope Created: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Evaluating the cause of syncope is best done in a systematic way." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Some evidence suggests that CoQ10 might diminish the muscle side effects of statins.

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