Aland R. Fernandez, MD
- interventional cardiology
Location and Office HoursClearwater Cardiovascular & Interventional Consultants
1840 Mease Dr Ste 202
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
- AvMed Health
- BlueCross Blue Shield of Florida
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Largo Medical Center
- Mease Countryside Hospital
- Mease Dunedin Hospital
- Morton Plant Hospital
- Sun Coast Hospital
How do potassium and magnesium affect heart health?
Ozgen Dogan, Cardiology, answeredPump up potassium and make sure to boost magnesium to guard against heart disease. Data shows that potassium lowers blood pressure, prevents clot formation and decreases the hardening of blood vessels. A shortage of potassium can create heart rhythm disorders. Case in point: the beta-blocker group of heart medicines protects against the decrease of serum potassium in heart attack. Magnesium has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of death from heart disease. For heart patients, keeping their blood potassium and magnesium levels high can be lifesaving. Levels can be determined by a simple blood test.
Why are some children born with congenital heart defects?
Emile Bacha, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery, answered on behalf of Columbia University Department of Surgery
Many parents feel responsible after finding out their child has a heart defect. In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Emile Bacha explains why moms and dads aren't to blame for congenital heart defects.
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Where can I get information on how to take better care of my heart?
Jeff Arnold, Healthcare, answeredA healthy heart is the key to a long, happy life. To get information on how to take better care of your heart start with the Sharecare Love-Your-Heart Center. There you can find Sharecare’s top heart health Q&As, test your heart IQ with our heart smarts quiz and get tips from Sharecare’s top heart experts. Learn what you need to know to keep your ticker in top shape.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
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