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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.

Early risk assessment markers to delay cardiovascular disease

Identifying risk decades before disease manifests

#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

#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

#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

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.

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.

Measuring cardiovascular disease risk and the importance of apoB

Millions of Americans schedule an annual physical health examination. During their visit, many can expect to get their blood drawn for…

Coronary artery calcium scan

After last week’s deep dive into the relationship between LDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease, I thought it…

LDL-C & systolic blood pressure and lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease

Mendelian randomization and lifetime cardiovascular disease risk.

#52 – Ethan Weiss, M.D.: A masterclass in cardiovascular disease and growth hormone – two topics that are surprising interrelated

“Primary prevention is still very much art and not science and probably will be for our lifetime so we’ll have to get used to that.” —Ethan Weiss

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