The Link Between Cannabis and Heart Attacks

As cannabis products are legalized state-by-state, we have seen a significant rise in health issues associated with compounds that many once thought were relatively harmless – in fact, some proponents have touted cannabis as a miracle cure. However, a recent evaluation of CDC data1 has given credence to the concerns surrounding cannabis. After following younger […]

Three Effective Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure

Routine exercise is one of three tips that Nevada Cardiology offers to reduce and maintain a healthy blood pressure

High Blood pressure or hypertension is a leading risk factor of cardiovascular disease and, unfortunately, very common in modern-day society. A worsening of the obesity epidemic throughout the United States has made high blood pressure a fact of life for more of our patients, many of whom are experiencing it at even younger ages. Blood […]

Diet Corner – Mediterranean Diet with Intermittent Fasting

A Mediterranean diet has proven heart health benefits, but the team at Nevada Cardiology weighs in on also incorporating intermittent fasting for heart health

Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States and in many countries around the world. However, heart disease is also one of the most preventable and treatable diseases that we face. Indeed, there are dozens of accessible tests that can predict future heart disease. Many are so simple that […]

Assessing Your Cardiovascular Risk & Starting Regular Screening

Cardiologist reviews a patients health history and labs to determine what cardiovascular screening is appropriate at Nevada Cardiology Associates

If you’re reading this, you probably understand the severity of cardiovascular disease. In fact, it is the leading killer of both male and female Americans. As a result, not only is it one of the most significant health challenges in the United States and around the world, but it is one that can be reversed […]

Does The Mediterranean Diet Really Work?

Eating by the Mediterranean diet has shown health benefits according to Nevada Cardiology Associates

If you have excess weight to lose, you’ve likely heard of the Mediterranean diet and its substantial benefits. You may even have been told to follow it by your cardiologist or primary care physician. But what does the Mediterranean diet entail; and how is it different from other diets that you may have tried and […]

2018 Top Doctors For Las Vegas

Congratulations to Dr. Navid Kazemi, Dr. Samuel Green, and Dr. Patrick Hsu for being listed as a “Top Doctor” by Healthcare Quarterly Magazine. Healthcare Quarterly Magazine has just announced it’s 2018 Top Doctors for Las Vegas. They have researched over 6,000 doctors, dentists and medical professionals in Southern Nevada to find the “Top Doctors” recommended […]

Heart Pacemaker Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and After

Pacemaker

Why Do I Need a Pacemaker? People have a pacemaker put in place for low heart rate, sometimes complete heart blockage where the upper chambers are no longer able to transmit the impulse to the lower chambers. A patient usually has a problem with the “wire” if you will that transmits the signals. What Can […]

What is Atrial Fibrillation or AFib?

What Is Afib

Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained heart rhythm in the United States affecting about 3 million Americans. Instead of beating normally, the upper chambers quiver or fibrillate. The upper chambers no longer fill the lower chambers with blood and heart output can be reduced by 20-40%. During atrial fibrillation the upper chambers send about 600 impulses […]

What beta blockers are approved for heart failure?

What beta blockers are approved for heart failure?

There are two beta blockers approved for heart failure in the United States. The first is metoprolol succinate (also called Toprol XL, Toprol, metoprolol ER or metoprolol ER succinate). This long-acting formulation should not be confused with short-acting metoprolol (metoprolol, metoprolol tartrate or Lopressor) which is NOT an approved drug for heart failure. The second […]

Three components of treating heart failure

Keeping heart failure under control.

There are three components to keeping heart failure under control: –          Daily weights –          Diuretics –          Fluid restriction/salt restriction Daily weights are critical for heart failure patients. Weights should be done the first thing every morning on the same reliable home scale before eating or drinking anything. Establish a DRY WEIGHT with your physician. Think […]