Peter J. Longo, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursPeter J Longo MD
Manhasset, NY 11030
- monday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
- tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
- wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
- thursday: 8:30AM - 7:00AM
- saturday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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- Empire BlueCross BlueShield
- First Health
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- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- MVP Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Vytra Health Plans
- North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset
How does olive oil affect heart health?
Americans should follow a heart healthy diet that replaces saturated fat calories with calories from either complex carbohydrates (CHO)--principally contributed by fruits, vegetables and whole grains--protein and/or unsaturated fat (like olive oil). A diet rich in monounsaturated fat, and reduced in refined CHO may also be effective in reducing serum triglycerides (TG) without adverse impact on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C).
What causes fluid overload?
Discovery Health answered
Heart failure most frequently causes fluid overload. When the heart weakens, blood flow returning to the heart slows down, backing up in the veins and causing fluid to build up in the tissues. The kidneys also are affected by heart failure, which results in a less efficient elimination of sodium and water. Fluid congestion increases because of the retained water.
Fluid overload, which can cause swollen legs, can happen with heart failure and with kidney disease.
Kidney disease can also cause fluid overload. Besides eliminating the body&aposs waste products, the kidneys also play a role in balancing the body&aposs sodium and fluid. When the balance is not maintained as a result of impaired kidneys, the sodium and water accumulate, producing fluid overload.
When patients have too much salt in their diet, limiting the salt in their diet may help. Or, oral medicines, such as diuretics or water pills, may be prescribed to reduce fluid overload. However, many people with fluid overload must be hospitalized because these measures stop working and they retain too much fluid.
What is arterial bypass surgery?
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
To surgically correct decreased blood flow through an artery, doctors place a bypass graft made of synthetic material or a natural vein taken from another part of the body. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision to expose the diseased segment of the artery, and then attach one end of a bypass graft to a point above the blockage and the other end to a point below it. The blood supply is then diverted through the graft, around the blockage, to bypass the diseased section of the artery. The diseased artery is left in place.
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