Dr. Randy P. Martin, MD

Bio

Host of HealthWatchMD, Atlanta Health News

Served on Faculties of Stanford Medical School, University of Virginia Medical School, Mayo Medical School & Clinic, Rochester, MN, & Emory University School of Medicine, as Professor & Associate Dean. 160 peer-reviewed journal publications. Past President, American Society of Echo. Medical Correspondent, Cox Television, WSB-TV, Atlanta, GA, 15 years. Joined Piedmont Heart Institute, 2009.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging, Piedmont Hospital Chief Structural & Valvular Heart Disease, Piedmont Heart InstituteEchocardiographyPiedmont Heart Institute

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgeons are making regular and potentially dangerous "off-label" use of a suturing device in patients with abnormal heart rhythms, researchers report.

    Though the Lariat device can be used to tie off a part of the heart that raises stroke risk...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Denmark finds that more cardiac arrest survivors are returning to work, because more bystanders are performing CPR.

    "We already know CPR helps save lives -- and now our findings suggest there is even more benefit in performing it,"...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While electronic health records are touted as the holy grail of a transparent health care system, a new study finds they don't improve treatment results for some stroke patients in the United States.

    Patients fared about t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

    The researchers from Northern Ireland als...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015, (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with chronic heart disease will receive the same quality of care from a nurse practitioner or physician assistant as they would from a doctor, a new study suggests.

    That's good news because the recent expansion of U.S. health coverag...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of stroke, a neurologist says.

    "Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability," Dr. Jose Biller, chair of Illinois-based Loyola University's dep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

    Left ventricular assist devices are surgically implanted in patients with adva...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

    Left ventricular assist devices are surgically implanted in patients with adva...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals -- those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.

    Hospitals are often rated based on the percentage of heart attack patients who die within 30 days o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients may be more likely to die following hospitalization if they have a hard time reading, understanding and using health information, a new study suggests.

    People with low "health literacy" who wound up in the hospital with ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.

    And having a history of money problems might double the heart attack ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic women tend to exercise less and fret less about their weight than white women, and their heart disease risks are also lower, a new study suggests.

    Examining data from female employees of a Miami-based health system, researchers theori...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and a new European study finds the respiratory illness might also raise a person's odds for sudden cardiac death.

    COPD is a progressive and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms.

    The drugs, known as PCSK9 inhibitors, are not ...Full Article