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Cardiovascular Disease

One of the scariest things about heart disease is that it is often a silent killer, with few to no outward symptoms. As one of my medical school professors liked to point out, the most common “presentation” of the disease is a sudden, fatal heart attack. You know the patient has heart disease because he has just died from it.

And while mortality rates from those first, surprise heart attacks have dropped significantly thanks to improvements in basic cardiac life support and time-sensitive interventions, such attacks are still fatal roughly 1/3 of the time.

Below is a collection of past articles and podcasts related to heart disease prevention, atherosclerosis, coronary disease, cholesterol, apoB, and more.

Cardiovascular Disease

#185 – Allan Sniderman, M.D.: Cardiovascular disease and why we should change the way we assess risk

If we’re still saying the same things we said 30 years ago, it could be a problem because we should have learned how to say it better, more accurately.” —Allan Sniderman

Cardiovascular Disease

Does fish oil cause cardiac arrhythmia in high-risk individuals?

Reports of increased risk of atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients taking fish oil

Nutritional Biochemistry

Are continuous glucose monitors a waste of time for people without diabetes?

Some experts suggest CGMs are useless for nondiabetics. I disagree.

Cholesterol

Early risk assessment markers to delay cardiovascular disease

Identifying risk decades before disease manifests

Diseases

#134 – James O’Keefe, M.D.: Preventing cardiovascular disease and the risk of too much exercise

If exercise were a drug, it would be the best drug we have for preventing heart disease . . .. But like with any drug, you’ve got to get the dose right.” — James O’Keefe

Treatments

#132 – AMA #16: Exploring hot and cold therapy

“All of the work that went into this analysis earlier in the year, it really changed my tune. And I think I’m now at the point where I kind of want to have a sauna, frankly, in the tool kit for longevity.” — Peter Attia

Diseases

#111 – AMA #14: What lab tests can (and cannot) inform us about our overall objective of longevity

“Metabolic health really matters. It is the common thread that links all of these chronic diseases.” — Peter Attia

Diseases

Qualy #106 – Does LDL cause heart disease?

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #03 – Ron Krauss, M.D.: a deep dive into heart disease.

Diseases

Qualy #82 – What is the most common first presentation of heart disease?

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #03 – Ron Krauss, M.D.: a deep dive into heart disease.

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