Robert C Bianco, MD
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Palm Coast, FL 32137
- BC/BS of Florida/Health Options
- Florida Health Care Plan
- Humana Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Florida Hospital Flagler
What treatments are used for a damaged aortic valve?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA damaged aortic valve, one of four valves in the heart, usually has to be replaced rather than repaired. Watch this video to learn more.
Is caffeine bad for your heart?
You may have felt your heart rate speed up after drinking coffee. Does this mean that caffeine is bad for your heart?
Recent research suggests that moderate caffeine consumption (up to four cups of coffee a day) will not cause a person to be hospitalized for heart arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat). Also, moderate coffee consumption may slightly reduce the risk of dying from heart disease. These studies, however, will need to be verified with additional research studies.
If you have known heart rhythm problems or existing heart disease, talk with your doctor about caffeine consumption. In these cases, your doctor may still suggest that you restrict caffeine intake.
Moderate caffeine consumption may be safe for people without existing heart disease, but this does not mean that you should increase your caffeine intake if you drink little or no coffee. Caffeine is addictive and can contribute to dehydration, temporary spikes in blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety and other effects.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How common is heart failure in Americans?
Joan Haizlip, MSN, Cardiology, answered
According to the American Heart Association, nearly five million Americans are living with heart failure, and there are almost 600,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Some say it is a 'silent epidemic'.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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