What is Cardiac Amyloidosis?
Systemic amyloidosis constitutes a group of diseases in which normally soluble plasma proteins are deposited in the extracellular space in an abnormal insoluble form, and can affect virtually any organ, including the heart. Amyloid deposition in the heart causes a cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy...Read more
Women and heart disease
Many women think that cancer is the number one killer of women worldwide. In fact, it is heart disease, and kills more women than all cancers combined. About 30 years, women were largely ignored in terms of their symptoms of heart attacks, mainly because many were had atypical symptoms...Read more
What is the Mediterranean and diet?
The good news is that 80% of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented by lifestyle changes. “We are what we eat,” and I do believe that if diet was studied more extensively, we can be more specific in terms of our recommendations involving everything from heart disease risk to cancer risk. As...Read more