Dr. Charles I. Wilmer, MD

Bio

Dr. Wilmer is Chairman of Innovation & New Product Development, Interventional Cardiology, for the Piedmont Heart Institute in Georgia. His research interests include biomedical engineering, improving heart attack survival and preventative health screening. He has run 3 marathons and 3 half marathons, so far. He is currently in practice with the Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians group at Piedmont Hospital-Buckhead and Vinings locations.

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  • Piedmont Heart Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating half of people with uncontrolled high blood pressure could prevent 10 million heart attacks and strokes worldwide over 10 years, according to experts.

    Most people with uncontrolled high blood pressure (or "hypertension") are in low- and m...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of suffering from high blood pressure may rise depending on the state you live in, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that people living in low-income states are more likely ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks are at increased risk for hospitalization and death, a new study shows.

    The study included more than 1,100 people with heart failure, average age 75, who were classified as having eithe...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

    The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group.

    "Young women with multiple ris...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.

    The finding could prompt widespread concern, ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns.

    "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there," said Dr. T...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.

    ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are "resistant" to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report.

    Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent blood clots. But for ab...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your heart health.

    A study from Finland found that men who use saunas frequently are less likely to die from heart disease. Men's risk was even lowe...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light physical activity may benefit older adults' hearts -- even if they have mobility issues, a new study suggests.

    It's well known that regular exercise can do a heart good, at any age. But there's little evidence on whether light activity ca...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The various "calculators" that doctors use to estimate patients' odds of future heart trouble often overestimate the risks, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that four of five widely used formulas may overestimate people's risk of heart att...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A blood thinner already used to treat dangerous blood clots in the limbs and lungs appears to be safer in treating certain heart attacks than the more powerful blood thinner that's traditionally used, a new Swedish study has found.

    Patients who r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even a few bouts of moderate exercise each week can cut a middle-aged woman's odds for heart disease, blood clots and stroke, a new study finds.

    The British study also found that exercising more frequently didn't lead to greater reductions in hear...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in a region of the United States known as the "stroke belt" are not more likely to be hospitalized for stroke than those who don't live there, a new study finds.

    Adults in the stroke belt -- located in the southeastern United S...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clot-busting drug known as tPA appears safe for those who wake up in the morning to find they've had a stroke, a small new study suggests.

    Many people with these "wake-up strokes" do not receive tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) because of ...Full Article