HEART HEALTH NEWS

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

The High Cost of Obesity

Ten years from now, nearly half of U.S. adults will be obese if current trends continue. “Unfortunately, for myself and my colleagues, we see this increasing at an alarming rate,” commented Dr. Heather Stahura, a board-certified cardiologist at Capital Cardiology Associates. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health stated that by 2030, 48.9% of adults nationwide will be obese. There are also concerns that obesity will impact the American economy.

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The Polypill

The Polypill

The history of the Polypill began in 1999 when the idea of combining medicines to combat cardiovascular disease was first proposed. Two recent studies have shown its ability to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and cardiovascular outcomes. Dr. Robert Bento, Director of Clinical Research at Capital Cardiology Associates, explains the potential of the polypill for high-risk patients.

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Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

Regular cardiovascular exercise can help people with normal blood pressure maintain healthy blood pressure levels, allowing our heart to pump more efficiently and protecting our blood vessels. The good news is: you don’t need to spend a lot of money to reap the benefits of a great workout.

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