HEART HEALTH NEWS
Thousands of open heart surgeries are performed every day in the United States. “I would say there are two major ways a patient would present the need for an open heart surgery procedure or CABG,” says Dr. Lance Sullenberger. “The first would begin with a visit to your cardiologist.”
One of the most common questions heart disease patients are asked by their doctor is, “How much alcohol do you consume?” The American Heart Association recommends no more than one drink per day for women and two for men.
“We have implanted over 100 WATCHMAN devices, and Capital Cardiology Associates is the only center in the Capital Region offering this procedure,” stated Dr. Augustin DeLago. The WATCHMAN is a permanent implant device for patients with atrial fibrillation or AFib.
For adults at age 60, having type 2 diabetes and heart disease shortens life expectancy by an average of 12 years.
Fact: People who get the flu shot lower their heart attack risk by about 36%. “Basically the additional stress on your body in fighting the infection makes you more susceptible to a heart attack,” states Dr. Brion Winston.
“Read labels. If you cannot pronounce the ingredients or picture where they came from, they belong back on the shelf and not in your body.”