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Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 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.
    • Dysautonomia Created: Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      The dysautonomias are serious medical disorders that are often missed, or dismissed
    • 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.
    • Treating Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure Created: Saturday, December 01, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Treating diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure mainly depends on treating underlying causes, such as hypertension and CAD.
    • Viagra in Heart Disease Created: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Viagra (sildenafil) can be used safely in most patients with heart disease" itemprop="description"> Thursday, October 09, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      What you need to know about heart catheterization and angiography" itemprop="description"> Tuesday, October 14, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Patients with vasovagal syncope (simple fainting spells) or long QT syndrome often receive the mistaken diagnosis of seizure disorder, or epilepsy." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Living with a Pacemaker Created: Friday, November 04, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      What you need to know about living a normal life with a pacemaker." itemprop="description"> Saturday, November 29, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The Institute of Medicine says that in order to maintain optimal cardiovascular health, at least an hour a day of exercise is needed. Really?" itemprop="description" Monday, November 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Taking an aspirin as soon as you believe you might be having a heart attack can help stop the growth of the blood clot that is blocking a coronary artery.
    • Symptoms and Diagnosis of Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure Created: Saturday, December 01, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Diastolic heart failure often causes acute episodes of shortness of breath. Diagnosing diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure often presents a challenge.
    • Treatment of Premature Ventricular Complexes - PVCs Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The treatment of premature ventricular complexes - PVCs - depends on the symptoms they are causing, and on any associated underlying heart disease." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Understanding Prinzmetal's Angina Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Prinzemetal's angina, or coronary artery spasm, is chest pain due to severe coronary artery spasm" itemprop="description"> Friday, October 24, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Cardiac stress testing can be useful in diagnosing coronary artery disease, and in making exercise recommendations in patients with heart disease.
    • Ablating Atrial Fibrillation Created: Saturday, November 29, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      In some patients, atrial fibrillation can be ablated in the electrophysiology laboratory." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Cholesterol and triglycerides are both necessary for life itself. But when the blood levels are too high, your cardiac risk is significantly increased.
    • Syncope and Its Causes Created: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Syncope, or fainting, is a common symptom that can be caused by many different medical conditions." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A NSTEMI - non-ST segment myocardial infarction - occurs when a coronary artery is partially occluded by a blood clot.
    • LDL Cholesterol Created: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      LDL cholesterol, or "bad" cholesterol, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

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