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James L. Weiss, M.D.

James L. Weiss, M.D., is the M.J. Cudahy Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is also the director of the Heart Station, immediate past director of the cardiology fellowship and training program, and associate dean of admissions.

Latest by James L. Weiss, M.D.

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When to Take Blood Pressure Drugs

Taking hypertension medication at the right time of day may lower your diabetes risk.

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Adjusting to Life with an ICD

People with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are at risk for depression and anxiety, which can affect their outcome and quality of life.

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Treatment

Wearable Defibrillator Vest: Pros and Cons

A wearable cardioverter defibrillator vest can be a short-term solution to prevent sudden cardiac death. Find out if you might be a good candidate.

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?
Treatment

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

If you have heart failure or had a recent heart attack, omega-3 fish oil supplements could be a potentially lifesaving addition to your pillbox.

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Risk Factors

Risks and Benefits of Daily Aspirin

An aspirin a day may keep heart disease and cancer away. But the recommendation comes with caveats.

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Risk Factors

10 Risk Factors for Stroke

Some stroke risks, such as your age, are out of your control. The good news is that 90 percent of the factors that cause strokes can be modified.

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Treatment

Should You Take a Statin if You're Healthy?

Many people who are healthy but at increased risk of cardiovascular disease should take statins for primary prevention, according to new recommendations.

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Lifestyle

Preventing Travel-Related Blood Clots

Reduce your chance of developing a blood clot by making sure your legs aren’t immobile for too long.

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Risk Factors

Why a Tooth Infection Might Hurt Your Heart

Researchers suspect that inflammation in the tooth’s root may play a role in the development of coronary artery disease.

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Symptoms

Heart Tests: How to Minimize Your Risk

Heart screening tests can save lives. But experts are concerned about the potential cancer risks of some and the overuse of others. Here’s what to consider.