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    Think You’re Safe From Heart Disease?

    Rob Steinberg never thought he would have a heart attack. Or, at least, not at 45 years old – and certainly not when he was in the best ...

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    The Real Reason to Take a Statin

    “Why should I take a cholesterol medication if my cholesterol isn’t high?” This is a question I heard recently from a new patient, Greg ...

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    7 Simple Steps to Avoid a Heart Attack

    As a cardiologist, I encounter death and its consequences more often than I would like. One death in particular sticks in my mind, not ...

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    Not All Fats are Bad for Heart Health – How to Tell Friend From Foe

    If you’re trying to lower your cholesterol, one of the key things you need to do is focus on the fat in your diet. I’m not talking about ...

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    Statins Aren’t the Only Way to Lower Cholesterol

    About 3 years ago, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology came out with a treatment guideline recommending that ...

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    How to Stop Heart Disease

    Despite continuing advancements in surgery, diagnostic techniques, and drugs, nearly 7 million people in the world die of heart disease ...

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    Heart Disease in the Family? 8 Steps to Take

    Many of my patients who have a family history of heart issues seem to resign themselves to the idea that they'll experience the same fate ...

  • Red Yeast Rice – Buyer Beware!

    I have had an increasing number of patients come to see me who are taking Red Yeast Rice (RYR) as the only means to treat their high ...

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  • R. Todd Hurst, MD

    R. Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE

    R. Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE, is a board-certified cardiologist, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Health at Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Arizona. He has written more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and regularly speaks nationally and internationally at medical meetings, primarily on the prevention of heart disease.