Dr. Crandall

Nov 21, 2014
For decades, studies have found that people with naturally high levels of HDL cholesterol tend to live longer and have less risk for heart disease and heart attacks. The reason for this was thought to be what was called the “good HDL fraction.”

Nov 14, 2014
Unfortunately, interventional cardiologists , my specialty , are not all created equal. Some are far more adept at handling complicated cases. The less skilled a patient’s interventional cardiologist, the better the odds the patient will end up in the hands of a surgeon.

Nov 6, 2014
Heart disease can develop without any obvious symptoms, so you have to make sure that your doctor is aware of your risk factors and monitors you carefully. Make sure that your condition is kept under control, and that flare-ups are kept to a minimum.

Oct 31, 2014
“Alternative medicine” is sometimes used as a synonym for “natural medicine.” Generally, “alternative medicine” is a term that is defined as the use of non-mainstream approaches in place of conventional medicine.

Oct 24, 2014
Each year at this time, there is a huge push from the government for people to get flu shots, and many doctors urge their patients to be vaccinated. I am not among those doctors.

Oct 16, 2014
Major studies showing aspirin’s heart-health benefits came just as the use of aspirin as a painkiller was tapering off in favor of newer drugs such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. But the beneficial study results caused aspirin intake to skyrocket.

Oct 10, 2014
Asparagus is rich in potassium, which lowers blood pressure. In fact, researchers have found that potassium citrate, which asparagus contains, is as effective as a potassium supplement.

Oct 3, 2014
Is it really possible to die from a broken heart? The answer is yes, if you suffer from “broken heart syndrome,” a temporary weakening of the heart muscle that occurs with sudden stress.

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