Latest Articles by Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D.
Treatments for Heart Arrhythmia
Heart arrhythmias can be treated in different ways depending on the type of rhythm. Find out about the most common treatments.
Why Statins May Benefit Sleep Apnea Patients
People with sleep apnea have larger deposits of inflammatory proteins that can damage the blood vessels and lead to heart attacks.
Tweaking the DASH Diet Is OK
Substituting full-fat dairy products for lowfat or nonfat versions on the DASH diet does not reverse the health benefits of the diet, according to this study.
Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk
Research suggests that raising the target for high blood pressure treatment may increase stroke risk.
Stress Management May Aid Heart Attack Recovery
Adding stress management to cardiac rehabilitation may bring extra benefits to people recovering from heart complications or surgery.
Risks of Sleep Apnea for Angioplasty Patients
Have you had an angioplasty? And do you have sleep apnea? Patients with well-controlled apnea fare better than those whose symptoms go untreated, a study shows.
Blood Test May Predict Hypertension
A new blood test may be able to identify a person’s risk of developing hypertension long before the condition shows up in a blood pressure reading.
Coronary Artery Disease: 11 Ways to Cut Your Risk
The more risk factors you have for coronary artery disease, the greater your chance of developing it. Here are 11 ways to cut your risk and help your heart.