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.

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Affiliation:

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

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Activity

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

    But new research reveals that long-term exposure to even sli...Full Article

  • Randy P. Martin, MD - Atlanta, GA - Cardiology
    Recent studies have shown that exposure to ultraviolet rays, particularly from a tanning bed, can trigger a response in the brain that is similar to the response seen in people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. In fact, researchers found that parts of the brain that are responsible for addiction...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered a major genetic risk for heart failure -- a mutation affecting a key muscle protein that makes the heart less elastic.

    The mutation increases a person's risk of dilated cardiomyopathy. This is a form of heart failure ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With heart health, sometimes it takes a village.

    That may be the take-home message from a new study. It found that one Maine community's long-term focus on screening for heart risk factors, as well as helping people quit smoking, saved both mone...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Accenting the positive may be good for your heart, with a large study suggesting that optimistic people seem to have a significant leg up when it comes to cardiovascular health.

    "Research has already shown a link between psychological pathology a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspirin long-term, about 12...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk of stroke and prevent dangerous blood clots.

    The drug was approved for people with an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibril...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A heartbeat disorder may have influenced parts of composer Ludwig van Beethoven's greatest works, researchers say.

    "His music may have been both figuratively and physically heartfelt," essay co-author Dr. Joel Howell, a professor of internal medi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    The percentage of adults aged 40 and older taking drugs that combat high cholesterol rose from 20 percent to 28 percent between 2003 ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

    Guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol released late last year b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.

    Heart patients who received the gel implant had improved blood oxygen levels a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.

    Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 2.7 million women who gave birth in California, including more than 3,200 who ...Full Article