Steven Kang, M.D.

Health Professional

Steven Kang, M.D., is a general cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist who believes that the best way to treat heart disease is to prevent it. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol.

Latest by Steven Kang, M.D.

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How Does Sex Affect Your Heart Health?

Check out these statements on sex and the heart to determine if they are true or false.

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Managing Cholesterol During the Holidays

When the holidays hit, it can be difficult to manage your cholesterol. Here are some tips on managing it during those times when it can be most difficult.

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The Best Time to Exercise with High Blood Pressure

A regular exercise habit helps to control weight, lower stress levels, and improve your blood pressure profile.

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Is Your Young Athlete's Heart at Risk?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the most common cause of sudden death in athletes. It is a condition in which the heart experiences a heart rhythm abnormality and suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

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Young Women Need to Be Aware of Stroke Risk

As Isabel Vinueza was being rushed to the hospital after experiencing sudden numbness in the right side of her body, blurry vision, and confusion, she thought to herself, “How dramatic.” Isabel was just 26 years old and not feeling any pain, didn’t t...

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Science Says Adding Yogurt to Your Diet Might Lower Blood Pressure

Indulging in a yogurt everyday could do wonders to your blood pressure risk.

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If You Want Lower Cholesterol, Try Vegetarian

Here’s how cutting meat from your diet can make a difference in your cholesterol levels.

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Risk Factors

Can Exercise Help Reduce Heart Failure Risk?

A study from the American Heart Association’s journal found that more exercise was better in preventing heart failure.

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Why Triglycerides Matter So Much

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in foods and in your body. Triglyceride levels should be below 200 mg/dL — they become high-risk above 500 mg/dL.

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Cranberries and Cholesterol

The cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) comes from a low growing vine plant that predominantly is found on the eastern seaboard of the US from New England down as far south as the Carolinas. The US is the largest producer of commercial cranberries prov...