As a cardiologist, I often get many questions related to “statin” medications. These are the medications primarily used in treating high-cholesterol disorders. There are a number of medications now available under brand names of Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor, just to name a few. For medications that have been tested in tens of thousands of patients, these … Continue reading Are statins safe treatment for high cholesterol?
One of the biggest frustrations doctors face is patients who don’t follow their treatment plan. Why is it that we so often fail to do “exactly as the doctor orders?” (I know I’m guilty of it…) In a recent radio interview, KRLD medical expert Dr. David Winter, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer and Chairman of the Board of … Continue reading Do You Stick to the Treatment Plan?
“Your heart is a muscle—but it’s not like the other muscles in your body. When you go to the gym, you lift weights to build muscle and get stronger, but it doesn’t work that way with your heart. You don’t want to have a heart required to work against higher resistance. When your heart has … Continue reading Hypertension: “Your arteries are like a hose”