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 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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

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

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients often undergo dozens of blood tests while they're hospitalized, potentially losing half a liter of blood or more over time, a new study reports.

    Patients may not realize they're losing so much blood because the blood tests ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests.

    Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- abrupt loss of heart function -- among a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the body might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.

    People who received what is called targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops beating -- had good out...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a new study predicts.

    In 2011, the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Ins...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite medical advances, a new study shows that more people are dying of heart disease and stroke worldwide than did a quarter century ago because the global population is growing, and growing older.

    The good news is that the death rate -- the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.

    Specifically, the guidelines reinforce a target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg for those at risk for hear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications of traditional open-heart surgery.

    The CoreValve Syst...Full Article