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Heart issues and the full range of heart-related illnesses people need to be aware of

Heart issues and the full range of heart-related illnesses people need to be aware of

September 23, 2019

 

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Dr. Rishin Shah, a Texas-based cardiologist who is triple-certified with board certifications in cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology again joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Rishin Shah discuss the following:

  1. How many people die from heart related illnesses each year (17 million, more than cancer, HIV and malaria combined).
  2. Why are we still seeing so many heart-related illnesses and death when there is so much medical information available?
  3. What are the top three things a person can do to protect their heart health?
  4. What if you have a family history of heart illness? Is there anything you can do to prevent an issue?
  5. What's going on in the world of treatments and surgeries for heart illness patients? Are there breakthroughs or progress to report?

Dr. Rishin Shah, MD, has over 10 years of experience treating cardiovascular conditions and is a renowned cardiologist. He believes prevention is key to maintaining health and specializes in finding the least minimally invasive treatment options for his patients to get them back to optimal health.

At his practice, Prime Heart and Vascular, with locations in Plano, Frisco, and Allen, Texas, Dr. Shah is committed to serving his patients and the surrounding communities. He has expert knowledge in understanding the complications that arise at any age and provides state-of-the-art care so patients live longer, more fulfilling lives.

Cardiovascular conditions can be scary. Dr. Shah is committed to fostering a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment for his patients at Prime Heart and Vascular, taking the necessary time to explain all aspects of procedures, conditions, and treatments. As a patient, you’re part of the family. And Dr. Shah’s core values provide care from the H.E.A.R.T.: hospitality; empathy and enthusiasm; attitude; respect; and teamwork. Dr. Shah received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology.

 

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Website: www.primehv.com
Blog: www.primehv.com/blog 
Reviews: www.primehv.com/testimonials 
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Prime-Heart-and-Vascular

The Dangers of Saturated Fats with Dr. Evan Allen

The Dangers of Saturated Fats with Dr. Evan Allen

September 20, 2019

 

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Dr. Evan Allen, a board-certified physician in obesity and owner at Total Care Family Practice in Las Vegas, Nevada joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition & Weight Management Channels to talk about the dangers of saturated fats.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Evan Allen discuss the following:

  1. How does the food industry purposefully mislead us?
  2. What are some success stories you've seen with patients who cut out saturated fat in their diet?
  3. If someone switches to a vegan diet, how quickly can they expect a recovery in their health?
  4. Why write this book now?
  5. What is one thing you want to tell other physicians with this book?

Tip: By minimizing the quantity of saturated fat in the diet, we can end heart disease and other ailments by practicing a lifestyle-first methodology, and reverting to medication and surgery as a last resort.


Dr. Evan Allen has been practicing medicine for a quarter century, and in that time, he’s opened two practices in Henderson, Nevada, and received board-certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. When Dr. Allen began to pay more attention to nutrition, the health of his patients improved. This discovery sent him on a search for a book like this one—a search that came up empty. With this book, Dr. Allen wants to give healthcare providers what he never had: a guide for talking to their patients about a healthy diet that’s low in saturated fat. Dr. Allen lives in Henderson with his son.

 

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Website: www.totalcarefp.com

Hidden Health Risks: Understanding Vascular Warning Signs

Hidden Health Risks: Understanding Vascular Warning Signs

July 25, 2019

 

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Dr. Rishin Shah, a Texas-based cardiologist who is triple-certified with board certifications in cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Rishin Shah discuss the following:

  1. Can you please define vascular health so people have an understanding of this key health area?
  2. What are the key warning signs that indicate a possible vascular health issue?
  3. Are some of the popular vein cosmetic treatments provide any medical benefit?
  4. Why it is critically important to pay attention to our vascular health?
  5. Are there side effects further down the road to worry about?
  6. What are three things you can do starting today to maintain better vascular health?

Dr. Rishin Shah, MD, has over 10 years of experience treating cardiovascular conditions and is a renowned cardiologist. He believes prevention is key to maintaining health and specializes in finding the least minimally invasive treatment options for his patients to get them back to optimal health.

At his practice, Prime Heart and Vascular, with locations in Plano, Frisco, and Allen, Texas, Dr. Shah is committed to serving his patients and the surrounding communities. He has expert knowledge in understanding the complications that arise at any age and provides state-of-the-art care so patients live longer, more fulfilling lives.

Cardiovascular conditions can be scary. Dr. Shah is committed to fostering a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment for his patients at Prime Heart and Vascular, taking the necessary time to explain all aspects of procedures, conditions, and treatments. As a patient, you’re part of the family. And Dr. Shah’s core values provide care from the H.E.A.R.T.: hospitality; empathy and enthusiasm; attitude; respect; and teamwork. Dr. Shah received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology.

 

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Website: www.primehv.com
Blog: www.primehv.com/blog 
Reviews: www.primehv.com/testimonials 
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Prime-Heart-and-Vascular

The status of therapy of heart disease in America with Dr. Simon H. Stertzer

The status of therapy of heart disease in America with Dr. Simon H. Stertzer

August 1, 2018

 

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Dr. Simon H. Stertzer, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Board at BioCardia, a clinical-stage biotech-regenerative medicine company that develops innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disease joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Simon H. Stertzer discuss the following:

  1. You’ve devoted your career to the advancement of cardiovascular intervention. Can you tell listeners a bit more about your background and why you decided to pursue a career in cardiovascular medicine?
  2. How big of a problem is heart disease in the United States, and can you give me the profile of a typical patient with heart disease?
  3. What is a the difference between heart attack, heart failure, and other kinds of heart disease?
  4. How do we treat the different types of heart disease today?
  5. How should we be screened for heart disease as adults?

 

Simon H. Stertzer, M.D. is Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at Stanford University School of Medicine, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at BioCardia®, Inc., a clinical-stage biotech-regenerative medicine company that develops innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

In 1964, Simon Stertzer performed the first selective coronary arteriogram in New York City. He pioneered the subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology by performing the first coronary balloon angioplasty in the United States, in 1978. He has performed more than 12,500 cardiac interventions and has worked alongside others to develop new technologies for the improvement of patient care.

Dr. Stertzer has contributed to research and advancement in rotational atherectomy, cardiac stents, drug delivery stents, cardiac transplant molecular diagnostics, and most recently, transendocardial stem cell implantation in ischemic heart failure. His bibliography contains more than 140 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Stertzer co-founded BioCardia in 1999, and was a founder and board member of Arterial Vascular Engineering, an angioplasty balloon and stent company acquired by Medtronic Inc..

Simon Stertzer received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University, after a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Union College. He had previously earned a Certificat de Physiologie from University of Paris (Sorbonne).

About BioCardia®, Inc.

BioCardia®, Inc. is helping lead the way to new treatments of heart failure using the direct injection of cells and agents into the heart muscle. BioCardia is a clinical-stage, regenerative biotechnology company that develops novel therapeutics to treat cardiovascular disease. The treatment modalities include a system of personalized screenings to determine which patients are most likely to benefit from intramyocardial injection of therapeutic agents.

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Websites: www.biocardia.com | www.simonstertzer.com

Social Media Links:
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonstertzer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SimonStertzer

National Heart Month: Offering free screening for first responders

National Heart Month: Offering free screening for first responders

February 13, 2018

 

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Dr. Anuj Tolia, a radiologist at Montclair Radiology, with 5 imaging facilities in New Jersey joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Heart Health Channels to discuss the launching of a new model that is ground breaking. February is National Heart Month, and what better way to celebrate and safeguard our hearts than to offer free screening for first responders including police, fire and EMTs - which is exactly what Dr. Tolia and Montcliar Radiology is doing with "Docs and Cops".

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Anuj Tolia discuss the following:

  1. Can you describe in your own words how the Calcium Scoring works?
  2. Should people with a family history of heart attacks, stroke and other conditions consider doing this scan?
  3. Research shows stress is a killer - so does it make sense to recommend this to people who are in high stress careers, such as EMT staff, ER staff, Police, fire fighters, etc?
  4. What about radiation - is this high or low - and what does that mean?
  5. Do you need a prescription?
  6. Cost is inexpensive, correct? I heard it was around $99.

 

Dr. Anuj J. Tolia received his BS at The Wharton School of Business and his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, Dr. Tolia completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at New York University. Dr. Tolia received the Resident Research Scholarship Award presented by The Radiologic Society of North America.

Following his formal training at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Tolia completed a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology and Body/Breast Imaging at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Tolia joined the staffs of Montclair Radiology and Chilton Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Tolia is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and an active member of The American College of Radiology, The Radiological Society of North America, The American Roentgen Ray Society and The New York Roentgen Ray Society.

 

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Website: www.montclairradiology.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MontclairRadiology

Tips for Better Health

Tips for Better Health

February 3, 2018

 

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Dr. Morton Tavel, a physician-specialist in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

In addition to managing patients, he held a teaching position (Clinical Professor) at Indiana University School of Medicine and regularly taught medical trainees at all levels. He has written three books for the general public of His most recent book, entitled "Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks: A Physician's Advice.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Morton Tavel discuss the following:

  1. Do you have any tips for proper eating?
  2. What is your thinking about red meat?
  3. How important is breakfast?
  4. Are there any risks from consuming low-calorie beverages?
  5. What are your thoughts on energy drinks?

 

A lifelong native of Indianapolis, Dr. Morton Tavel received both college and medical degrees at Indiana University. Scholastic honors include graduating summa cum laude and the honorary societies of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. His civic activities include, among others, having been past president of the local and state divisions of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Tavel is a physician specialist in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. In addition to managing patients, he held a teaching position (Clinical Professor) at Indiana University School of Medicine and regularly taught medical trainees at all levels. In addition, he has presented numerous speeches and lectures before national and international audiences that include peers as well as the general public. He has authored over 125 research publications, editorials, book reviews, and a full medical text.

He has written three books for the general public, most recently one entitled “Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks—A Physician’s Advice”.

 

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Website: www.mortontavel.com

Unraveling the Mystery of AED Ownership Laws

Unraveling the Mystery of AED Ownership Laws

October 17, 2017

 

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Sara Henn, Customer Care Coordinator with AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss unraveling the mystery of AED Ownership Laws.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sara Henn discuss the following:

  • We have been hearing a lot about automated external defib-rillators recently and they seem to be popping up in more and more public places, but I have heard there are some who are concerned about buying an AED because each state has laws governing AED ownership, and they are all a little different.  What can you tell us about that?
  • Let’s talk about each of those components - the first one you mentioned was oversight by a physician - what, exactly, does that mean?  Do I have to have a doctor come in and check my AED?
  • You mentioned training. Is this just training on the AED itself?  And are the people who are formally trained the only ones who should use the device?
  • So notification of emergency medical services - this is your local 911 center, right?  Should you need to let them know you have an AED?
  • So the last thing you mentioned is maintenance - I am assuming this is maintenance of the device itself?
  • It sounds like there could be a lot to remember with regard to AED laws - do you have any recommendations to make life easier for our listeners?

 

Sara Henn is proud to be a part of Allied 100, LLC. She has been with the company for 10 years and her current role is Customer Care Coordinator.  Her primary function is to train and inform the customer care team.

 

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Website: www.AEDSuperstore.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AEDSuperstore
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AEDSuperstore

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival

February 26, 2017

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Cindy Dunbar, Director of Customer Care, with AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss sudden cardiac arrest and the chain of survival.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Cindy Dunbar discuss the following:

  • When it comes to sudden cardiac arrest, there has been a lot of talk about the Chain of Survival. Let’s talk about that today. What is the chain of survival and what are each of the links?
  • So obviously calling 911 is at the first step because you want to get EMS on the way so you can get to the fourth link, right?
  • The next link in the chain is early CPR.  Not just CPR, but early CPR.  Why is that?
  • So if early CPR is important, than early defibrillation must be just as important?
  • Next in the chain is EMS arrival - and that must be a great relief for the rescuer!
  • What/Which is advanced hospital care?

 

For almost 20 years, Cindy Dunbar has worked in the retail industry in one capacity or another. Managing retail stores, Purchasing Manager for a small group of stores, owning a retail store and then working the other side of sales by being the Midwest Upper Regional Sales Manager for Cornell Trading, Inc. Being involved in sales from all different perspectives provided her the experience and knowledge that has helped her in Customer Service for AED Superstore since 2007.  

Starting as a Customer Service Representative she learned all different aspects of the business itself and the nuances of the AED industry.  Over the years she worked her way up to Customer Service Manager, Business Development Manager and is now the Director of Customer Care. As the Director she oversees every aspect of quality provided to all customers.  She is responsible for the success of each Customer Care Representative and the overall sales of that department.

 

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Website: www.aedsuperstore.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AEDSuperstore
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AEDSuperstore

AEDs and the Liability Myth

AEDs and the Liability Myth

February 16, 2017

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Eileen Swierczsynki, marketing manager for AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss AED's & the liability myth.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Eileen Swierczsynki discuss the following:

  • Today we are talking about Automated External De-fib-rillators - also called AEDs - and the questions some may have regarding what, if any, liability risks are involved in owning one of these life-saving devices.  First let’s talk a little bit about what, exactly, AEDs are.
  • So if AEDs are so important to survival for someone in sudden cardiac arrest, why aren’t there more AEDs around?  I mean, I usually see them in airports, malls and schools, but why aren’t they everywhere?
  • I have to admit, that does seem intimidating, and I can’t blame them for feeling that way.  But you say there really is no reason to worry about litigation - why is that?
  • So what is your recommendation with regard to AEDs?  Is it worth the risk?

Eileen Swierczynski is the Marketing Manager for AED Superstore and, as such, has spent the last year learning as much as she possibly can about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), automated external defibrillators, and the heart.  She has a passion for spreading awareness of SCA so more lives can be saved and encourages everyone to take a CPR/AED class because you never know when you will need it.

 

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Website: www.aedsuperstore.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AEDSuperstore
witter: @AEDSuperstore

How the Digital Health Company, Qardio is Connecting Tech, Design and Data to Improve Heart Health

How the Digital Health Company, Qardio is Connecting Tech, Design and Data to Improve Heart Health

February 4, 2017

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Alexis Zervoglos, Chief Business Officer at Qardio, the award-winning digital health company joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News, Heart Health & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Alexis Zervoglos discuss the following:

  • Can you give a brief background on the company/products?
  • What is Qardio’s vision and where do you see the health industry heading?
  • You just went to CES, how was it and did you make any announcement?
  • Tell me more about how QardioCore & how it improves heart health - who is the ideal customer? What are the benefits?
  • How does your technology connect with doctors?

 

Alexis Zervoglos is Chief Business Officer at Qardio, the award-winning digital health company. Qardio creates connected medical-grade sensors, smartphone/tablet apps and cloud-based continuous analytics which increase diagnostic yields and efficiencies by helping users collect better data, which is put directly into the hands of those who can use it to drive better care.

Alexis’ 22-year career spans the finance and technology worlds. In the 1990s, he co-founded and ran a NASDAQ-IPOed company pioneering OLED technology, which is now starting to dominate the smartwatch, smartphone and TV landscape. Alexis graduated from Oxford University with degrees in Engineering Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, and from the London School of Economics with a degree in Public Policy.

 

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Website: www.getqardio.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/qardio
Twitter: @getqardio