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Can I improve my outcomes for high blood pressure?

This is the third and the last article in the series of why, what and how of blood pressure.

My practice has a large percentage of couples. During their clinic visit, the couples may not chose to share the same exam room with each other but generally share many of the same diseases. So when the Taylors requested a same day and same time appointment,…

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Thanksgiving Weekend

This is the second of 3 articles on the why, what and how of high blood pressure

The Monday following the Thanksgiving weekend, I have a message waiting for me from Jim O'Maley. I am surprised as Jim has not kept any of his appointments in my clinic for the past four months. Now, Jim wants to come and see me on an urgent basis. He also wants…

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Doctor, why do I have high blood pressure?

This is the first of 3 articles on the why, what and how of high blood pressure.

Healthy lifestyle

So last week, I had an unusual request from a new patient. The patient, Ms. Karen Adam, had set up an appointment to see me as she wanted an answer to her question. Generally, in my cardiology practice, appointments are made for bodily…

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Can a Vitamin be Bad for Your Heart?

Old is gold

Ancient civilizations knew that the addition of certain foods cured certain diseases. A case in point, Egyptians eating liver to treat night blindness. By the turn of this century, we had established that the term "certain foods" is called a vitamin and night blindness was due to a deficiency of vitamin A. Liver was replete…

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New Cardiology Services Make For a Healthier Las Sendas

By AnnElise Makin

After six months in practice Las Sendas Cardiology has been well received as a valuable patient service.

Dr. Afroze Ahmad, the doctor who takes the extra time to listen, has reset the healthy living rhythm for a number of patients.

"I am surprised to see, in Las Sendas, comparatively younger people with heart…

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Cardioversion Is Electrical Shock Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

By Dr. Afroze Ahmad, Las Sendas Cardiology, PC

This is the fourth and the final article in the four-article series on atrial fibrillation. In the previous three articles, we had discussed introduction to atrial fibrillation and several treatment options. This article deals with the electrical shock treatment of atrial fibrillation, also called…

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Stroke Associated with Atrial Fibrillation Can Be Minimized and Controlled

By Dr. Afroze Ahmad, Las Sendas Cardiology, PC

This is the third in the four-article series on atrial fibrillation by Dr. Ahmad. The first article appeared in the June edition of Up Close, and introduced the topic of atrial fibrillation. The remaining article will address treatment options for atrial fibrillation.

Stroke…

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Identify the Causes, Diagnosis and Complications of Atrial Fibrillation

By Dr. Afroze Ahmad, Las Sendas Cardiology, PC

This is the second article in the four-article series on atrial fibrillation by Dr. Ahmad. The first article of the series appeared in the June edition of Up Close, and introduced the topic of atrial fibrillation. The remaining two articles in the four articles series will address treatment…

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It Is Important to Recognize and Understand Atrial Fibrillation

By Dr. Afroze Ahmad, Las Sendas Cardiology, PC

Because a wide range of events or circumstances can trigger atrial fibrillation, it is important to pay attention to the warning signs and seek appropriate treatment.

What follows are a few examples of what may induce atrial fibrillation.

"I had lost my job. I was depressed. Binge…

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Las Sendas Cardiology, PC Increases Expectations of Heart Health

By AnnElise Makin

Dr. Afroze Ahmad and her Las Sendas Cardiology, PC clinic staff recently celebrated their open house and cheerfully mingled with guests at the cardio clinic, located at 3514 N. Power Road, Suite 107.

The clinic, which fills a significant medical specialty gap in this area, came not a day too soon for one patient.…

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