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A Life-Extending Lifestyle: The Ornish Approach to Reversing Heart Disease

Whether you’ve experienced a cardiac event or are at risk for one, Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease ® is a powerful way to take charge of your health. This evidence-based program can actually reverse narrowing of the arteries and other dangerous physiological changes that contribute to cardiovascular disease. Listen as cardiologist, Mark P. Wexman, MD, FACC discusses the four pillars of Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, how it complements traditional medical approaches, and how it can improve both your cardiovascular and overall health.


 

AFib Sufferers: Take Heart There’s Help!

Atrial fibrillation or AFib is the most common heart rhythm disturbance in the U.S. AFib can cause a range of symptoms, including breathing issues, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, and light headedness. Listen, as Sujoya Dey, MD explains the wide range of treatment options offered at Marin General Hospital, including lifestyle modification, medications, and advanced procedures in our state-of-the-art Electrophysiology Lab.


 

Heart Health for Women

In the movies, heart attacks are easy to diagnose. The patient clutches their chest and falls over. In real life, heart attack symptoms may not be so clear-cut – especially in women. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or light-headedness are sometimes misdiagnosed, or even dismissed, with potentially severe consequences.

Hear Electrophysiologist Sujoya Dey, MD discuss heart health for women and how natural life stages like pregnancy or menopause can increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular issues. Dr. Dey also talks about managing arrhythmia and protecting yourself against heart attack and stroke.


 

TAVR: The Minimally Invasive Aortic Stenosis Treatment

In this podcast, Dr. Ramon Partida, an Interventional Cardiologist at Marin General Hospital, describes a new and minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR. This intervention actually replaces the defective valve by threading a catheter through a vein in the groin, up to the heart, pushing aside the faulty valve. Find out how TAVR is giving aortic stenosis patients a new lease on life.


 

The Cardiovascular Performance Center: Exercise, Athletics, and Heart Health

Sports cardiology helps active people of all ages and proficiency levels, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, perform at their peak while protecting their cardiovascular health. In this podcast, Medical Director Brian Keeffe, MD provides an overview of the Cardiovascular Performance Center at Marin General Hospital, including consultation, testing, and the types of patients who benefit from participating in this groundbreaking program.


 

WATCHMAN: An Alternative to Blood Thinners for AFib Patients

Blood thinners have traditionally been the default method for reducing stroke risk in patients with Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib. Unfortunately, not everyone tolerates these medications well. The WATCHMAN implant allows people with AFib to get off blood thinners around 6 weeks after they have the minimally invasive WATCHMAN procedure. Listen, as Arun Raghupathy, MD, FACC discusses who is a good candidate for the minimally invasive procedure and explains how the implant works.