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 Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.

    For years, people seeking to she...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.

    According to the study authors, the trial was stopped early because of the marked ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds.

    The research found that belly fat -- the proverbial "spare tire" -- boosts a person's odds for high blood pressure ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

    In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found that those assigned to fol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights.

    They also found that a drug widely used to treat high blood ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.

    Experts said the findings, which appear in the Aug. 27 Journal of the American Me...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who've had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can't tolerate long-term use of blood thinners, according to Australian researchers.

    The condition, called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be lif...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report.

    The work is part of efforts to find ways to use animal organs to shorten transplant waiting lists.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

    Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to wom...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable heart devices are as effective in reducing the risk of death in minority patients with heart failure as in white patients, a new study says.

    While these devices are recommended for all eligible patients, previous research has shown tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.

    The declines noted from 1999 to 2011 are the result of lifestyle changes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among smokers, those with the least education are at the greatest risk for stroke, Danish researchers report.

    "The combined effect of low educational level and smoking on the risk of stroke is the most surprising finding of our paper," said stud...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The types of food that many Southerners seem to prefer -- fried foods, sweet drinks and processed meals -- may be deadly for people with kidney disease, a new study suggests.

    A "Southern-style" diet was associated with a 50 percent greater risk ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have pinpointed a gene mutation that causes a potentially deadly heart condition in Newfoundland dogs.

    The inherited condition -- called subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS) -- also affects children and other dog breeds. Surgery can correc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs greatly outweigh the risks, according to a review of research published over 20 years.

    Some experts fear that statins may be overused, but these new findings could offer reassuranc...Full Article