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Cardiologist Dr. Reymond Meadaa joins Carlette to explain cholesterol, Dr. Meadaa breaks down the complex medical terms often used by doctors to a level we can all understand. If you or someone you know struggles with cholesterol you cant afford to miss this valuable information.
Carlette Christmas is On Point with Dr. Reymond Meadaa discussing everything you need to know about heart disease including risk factors, and treatment options for those who may be genetically predisposed.
Dr. Harry Hawthorne, a cardiac electrophysiology specialist at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, used cryoblation, or cold therapy, in two heart procedures performed at the hospital Friday. The cryoblation heart procedures are the first to be performed in the area. Cryoblation has been available in the U.S. for a year and a half to two years. Cryoblation uses cold therapy to "injure" tissue, said Hawthorne, and was used in these cases to target atrial fibrillation which is the most common arrhythmia in human beings.
Dr. Harry Hawthorne discusses Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. It occurs when one or both of the upper chambers of the heart -- called the atria -- don't beat the way they should. This can cause blood to pool in the left atrium, where a blood clot can form. If that clot breaks away, it can travel to the brain, where it can cause a type of stroke called an ischemic (is-KEE-mic) stroke.
Dr. Vik Nijjar, Interventional cardiologist at CENLA Heart Specialists discusses the risk factors of heart disease.
Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. They can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse. Important risk factors for heart disease that you can do something about are:
High blood pressure
High blood cholesterol