Dr. Steven R Sigman, MD

Bio

Dr. Sigman practices general cardiology and specializes in cardiac imaging for the Piedmont Heart Institute in Georgia. Prior to joining PHI, Dr. Sigman was Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently in practice with the Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians group at the Hammond Drive and Vinings locations

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  • Cardiac Consultation Cardiac Imaging Piedmont Heart Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

    The study included nearly 400 white and black students in the Richmond County public school system in Georgia whose blo...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

    Leading medical associations recommend use of low-dose aspirin m...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers assessed depression symptoms -- such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopeless...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows.

    Researchers used a computer simulation to assess whether statins should be routinely take...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

    Rese...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

    In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Corlanor (ivabradine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic heart failure, the agency said in a news release.

    The drug is sanctioned to prevent hospitalization for cases in which the lower-left part of the ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests.

    Duke University researchers found that among nearly 16,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.

    A new study finds that even though a large percentage fail to take the pot...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are given blood-thinning drugs they likely don't need, a new study contends .

    Atrial fibrillation -- a common form of irregular heartbeat -- can cause blood ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being thankful for the good things in life may benefit heart failure patients, a new study suggests.

    The research included almost 200 heart failure patients who didn't yet have any symptoms, such as shortness of breath ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pouch-like structure in the heart may be the source of some strokes that have no other known cause, a new study suggests.

    This pouch in the heart's left atrial chamber -- called a left atrial septal pouch -- was first discovered in 2010 by card...Full Article