Heart news, health trends, patient education, healthy lifestyle tips, and practice announcements from the physicians and staff of Capital Cardiology Associates

Aspirin Studies for Heart Attacks

In August and September of this year, three new studies (the ASPREE, ARRIVE, and ASCEND trials) have cast some doubt on aspirin’s place in preventing someone’s first harmful cardiovascular event. It is essential to know all the facts regarding these studies and to speak with your health care provider before making any decision regarding your use of aspirin therapy.

High Blood Pressure: These Numbers Matter Most

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans. High blood pressure is often called “the silent killer,” since most people don’t feel symptoms or notice warning signs. With lifestyle changes, it is possible to lower your blood pressure and reduce medications to treat it.

Fish Oil: Friend or Foe?

If you can’t get enough fish oil from your diet, supplements can be purchased over-the-counter or through the pharmacy with a prescription from your doctor. You should refrain from using doses greater than 3-4 grams per day. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking a medication like fish oils.

Can Doctors Predict Heart Attacks?

Are doctors close to predicting heart attacks? Dr. Robert Benton breaks down new research on a detection system under clinical trial, known as the Fat Attenuation Index (FAI), to measure plaque and detect risk of future heart attacks.

World Stroke Day

Monday, October 29th is World Stroke Day. Join Capital Cardiology in the effort to raise awareness of stroke prevention, treatment and support. The fact is, stroke is largely treatable and with healthy lifestyle changes, starting today, you can reduce your risk of becoming a statistic this year.

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