To Fast or not to Fast

5:47 12/Apr/22

Celebrating the holy month of Ramadan in the UAE often raises questions from both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities about the impact of fasting.  For those that live a healthy lifestyle the added benefits of fasting are vast but what if you are a patient suffering from heart related illnesses? Let us break down the topic and share some practical insights.

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Does a late dinner affect my body?

8:16 3/Apr/22

As Ramadan started, the full impact of late-night eating can often be felt on the body – bloating, heart burn (acid reflux), lethargy or even as severe as chest pains or discomforts.

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Sink Your Teeth into Heart Health

6:57 18/Mar/22

There are numerous studies that have looked into the correlation between gum disease and heart disease, as well as the impact thereof on other major medical conditions. These studies suggest people with periodontal disease are at a greater risk of systemic disease (affects the whole body and not just certain organs). They also indicate that periodontal disease can allow oral bacteria to enter the bloodstream and travel to major organs, beginning new infections. 

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Women's Month: Heart Health

7:15 9/Mar/22

March is dedicated to the celebration of women: the role they played in history, the impact they had on society and even their future contributions. As much as we celebrate these stellar figures, we also need to highlight the need for customized heart disease care for the women in our community: YOU!

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ABC's of Supplements

5:06 25/Feb/22

Confused or overwhelmed about dietary supplements? And what about the effects it has on our bodies, especially our hearts? In true definition, a dietary supplement can be vitamins, minerals, amino acids and even herbs or plants that can be in pill, capsule, or liquid form. 

Our modern world can bring overwhelming amounts of information aimed at helping us get healthier through supplements. Often, some people will see improvements, while others won’t. But the fact remains that it is merely an addition and not a substitute for food. 

Here is the lowdown on the basics around supplements.

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Love Your Heart!

5:19 14/Feb/22

Loving your heart sounds simple enough but the steps taken to protect this precious organ still evades many and remains the leading cause of death among men and women. 

Our team of experienced cardiologists share some practical tips on how to protect and love your heart.

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Don't let your health go up in smoke!

7:17 2/Feb/22

The new trend of replacing cigarettes with electronic cigarettes has caught on globally with current and new smokers as a “healthy” alternative. But do you know the impact that this fashion statement has on your body?

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"Watch" your health!

10:26 25/Jan/22

Since the 1980’s when the first wearable heart rate monitors for athletes hit the scene, the technology behind fitness tracking devices have improved in leaps and bounds to the Smart Watches we find in the market today.  Some merely count steps, while others monitor heart rates, blood oxygen levels, daily activities, levels and duration of sleep, track calorie burn, and offer health tips through an app.

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The impact of caffeinated drinks on your heart

9:15 11/Jan/22

Coffee, one of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world, yet the health impact it has still remains uncertain. Certain long-term observational studies have suggested potential benefits of this drink, but the drawbacks need to be carefully considered to paint a full picture.

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New Heart Resolutions for 2022

10:40 3/Jan/22

Studies have found that roughly 80% of people have given up on their New Year’s resolution by the second week in February. In order to avoid becoming one of these statistics, it’s best to think small and practical when composing your heart-healthy New Year’s resolutions and goals.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects

9:02 29/Nov/21

Some people often develop heart problems during their birth. Congenital heart disease is one of these issues. It can be a single disease or multiple developed during defective birth.

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Choosing the Right Sources of Carbohydrates is Essential for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

8:30 29/Nov/21

We’ve all heard regarding how we should formulate our diet plans to keep our bodies in shape. However, we rarely talk about how our intake can affect our heart, especially when it comes to choosing the right sources of carbohydrates.

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