By Amy Mendez, MPH, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian with MUSC’s Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
The holiday season is about family and food – and all too often, adding a few extra pounds to our waistlines. According to the American Dietetic Association, Americans gain an average of one to two pounds during the holidays. As part of National Eating Healthy . . . → Read More: Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating
91-year-old Henry Brawner of Charleston had inoperable aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve), and was quickly losing the ability to perform everyday tasks. In April 2012 he became the first patient in South Carolina to be treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a new treatment option at MUSC that replaces the aortic valve through . . . → Read More: 91-year-old Undergoes New Heart Valve Replacement
Since September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month, MUSC physicians are encouraging the public to recognize symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) affects nearly 2.3 million people in the United States. This condition usually causes the heart’s lower chambers, the ventricles, to contract faster than normal. When this happens, the ventricles can’t completely fill with blood, and are . . . → Read More: Heart skipping a beat? Know the signs of A-Fib
Pamela Morris, M.D.
By Dr. Pamela Morris, MUSC Cardiologist, Women’s Heart Care Program
Last month, talk show host Rosie O’Donnell revealed that she had suffered a heart attack and was lucky to be alive. Like so many female heart attack victims, Rosie initially ignored her symptoms, and put off seeking help nearly 24 hours after her symptoms . . . → Read More: Heart Attacks in Women