Jason Boglioli, MD
Location and Office HoursNorth Shore Cardiopulmonary
Syosset, NY 11791
- CIGNA HealthCare
- GHI HMO
- HIP Health Plan
- Health Net
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
- Oxford Health Plans/United Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Vytra Health Plans
- Huntington Hospital
- Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset
- Syosset Hospital
Can almonds help my heart?
Almonds can help your heart. Almonds are high in Vitamin E, calcium, iron, riboflavin and fiber. They are also high in magnesium. Both magnesium and Vitamin E are necessary for proper heart function. The fiber in almonds is also important in keeping cholesterol levels normal. Almonds have the highest amounts of fiber of any nut. They supply 3 grams of fiber per ounce.
How are most heart valve problems first noticed?
Most heart valve problems are first noticed with the detection of a heart murmur. When a health care provider can hear the blood whooshing or a valve clicking as blood moves from one chamber to the next, it is called a heart murmur. Many heart murmurs areinnocent or benign, meaning they do not cause harm. However, a murmur may also be a sign of an underlying problem with the valves, which may eventually need treatment. The most common problems arestenosis or regurgitation.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is artificial life support?
Katrina Bramstedt, PhD, Health Education, answered
Artificial life support are forms of medical technology used when your vital organ systems are failing. Examples include dialysis (removes toxins from your blood when your kidneys are not working); mechanical ventilation using a respirator (forces air in/out of your lungs using a tube when you cannot breathe on your own); feeding tubes (deliver liquid food and water directly to your stomach when you cannot swallow); and cardiac assist devices (assist the pumping action of your heart when your heart is failing).
Sometimes these technologies are used for the short term and you are expected to recover normal function, but sometimes people use these technologies as a permanent form of life support even if they have no cognitive function (e.g., a permanent coma/vegetative state). These patients live in nursing homes.
Long term use of artificial life support can have lots of side effects, including infection risk. Talk to your doctor about this and reflect on the risks and benefits when you write your Living Will/Advance Directive. For more information, read the book: Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families.
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