Yasmine S. Ali, M.D.

Yasmine S. Ali, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Yasmine S. Ali, MD, is a cardiologist and medical writer based in Tennessee. She is President of LastSky Writing, LLC, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Ali has written and edited medical and health content for a variety of platforms. She is also an award-winning essayist and poet, and has been featured in Real Simple magazine, Reader’s Digest, NPR, and multiple other media outlets.

Latest by Yasmine S. Ali, M.D.

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Is the Power Nap Over?

Don’t hit snooze just yet. New research reveals that long naps may be hurting your heart health.

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The Simplest Way to Support a Partner With Heart Disease

Couples with similar lifestyles have shared disease risks—so changing your habits can benefit you both.

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The One Thing That Every Woman Should Know About Her Heart

A new report highlights a decline in awareness among younger women and women of color.

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Working It! How Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

While heart failure patients used to be told to prioritize rest, now experts say physical activity is vital—here’s what you need to know to get started.

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Now What? 5 Essential Things to Do After a Heart Failure Diagnosis

First breathe...and know you've got options. We walk you through the first few steps to take after finding out you have a heart failure.

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Let's Talk About Stroke

Not all strokes can be prevented, there's a ton you can do to protect yourself. We cover everything you need to know.


Can a Selfie Detect Heart Disease?

New technology uses a computer algorithm to detect coronary artery disease—all it needs is four photos of your face.

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Sleep Struggles After Heart Surgery, Solved

Insomnia is common after heart procedures. Learn why sleep can be so elusive post-op—and what you can do to get some rest.

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Let's Talk About Hypertension

High blood pressure is all about the numbers. When your readings rise, your heart can pay a price. We'll help you stay safe.

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Let's Talk About Heart Disease Prevention

The silver lining around many forms of heart disease: There's a ton you can do to prevent them. Ready to take action?