Dr. Pat Consults: Abnormal Heart Rhythm—Stay Alert for the Symptoms!

November 10, 2014 by Timothy C. Dutta, M.D.

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By Timothy C. Dutta, M.D.

Dr. Timothy C. Dutta, the cardiology expert on the Medical Advisory Board of Women’s Voices for Change, answers the questions of a very healthy yoga teacher who suddenly found herself in the emergency room due to a condition she’d never suspected she had: atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm).

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Dr. Pat Consults: Can Genetic Tests Predict Heart Disease?

February 24, 2014 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

We hope that genetic testing will become a practical tool in the next five to ten years and may, at some point, replace, or at least add to, the assessments we use today.

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A Heartfelt Thank-You

February 17, 2014 by Patricia Allen

Thank You. WomensVoicesforChange

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

By participating in our Romantic Movie Survey, you opened your hearts in spades. BabyHeart will be receiving a check for $10,415 this week. Many, many babies will be spared the tragedies that accompany heart defects as a result.

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The Romantic-Movie Survey! And the Winner is . . .

February 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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If you want to see friends let their guard down, just ask them what one film they’d choose as the most romantic movie ever. People sigh into their reveries of certain scenes, reminisce about that look before the kiss, wax philosophical about gender and generation, and express their secret wishes for themselves.

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1 Day Left: The Valentine’s Day Romantic Movie Survey

February 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Tell us your favorite romantic movie and help Women’s Voices raise up to $25,000 for BabyHeart, the International Children’s Heart Foundation, which treats children in developing countries born with heart disease.

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Day 6 Results: The Valentine’s Day Romantic Movie Survey

February 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Total Romantic Movies Survey vote so far: 461. Leading: the usual suspects. Favorite new entry: “WATERLOO BRIDGE.” “It combines great romance with great female friendship.”

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Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease by the Numbers (Good and Bad)

June 3, 2013 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen is a collaborative physician. This week, she asks cardiologist Timothy C. Dutta to lay out the startling, research-backed numbers showing the impact of the lifestyle choices of Americans on their risk of heart disease.

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The Good Death: Going Gently, Surrounded by Love

March 4, 2013 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Mommie was waiting for us. I have heard that the dying do wait for those they love, and this has now happened to me twice. Once, when my mother-in-law Natalie was dying, she, too, waited for us as we drove the eight hours from Kentucky to Orchard Lake, Michigan.

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Wednesday 5: Women and U.S. Foreign Policy, Rosa Parks, Heart Disease, Sonia Sotomayor, & ‘Paperman’

February 6, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

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Hillary Clinton’s work on women’s and girls’ advancement into U.S foreign policy; the Rosa Parks we don’t know; a call to action for black women on the risks of heart disease; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a rock star; and an Oscar-nominated animated short film, “Paperman,” that allows us to appreciate the beauty in simplicity.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Sounding the Alarm About Silent Heart Attacks

October 8, 2012 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

Women are less likely than men to have chest pain as their symptom of a heart attack; less likely to get prompt care—even less likely to get an electrocardiogram upon arriving in the ER; and more likely to be incorrectly treated for anxiety rather than a heart attack.

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Stroke: A “Heart Attack of the Brain”

February 8, 2012 by Holly Andersen

By Dr. Holly Andersen

Being informed about stroke and stroke prevention can significantly help you reduce your risk; indeed, it could potentially save you or someone you love from dying or being significantly disabled.

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Ask Dr. Pat: Menopause, Diabetes, and Bone Loss

September 13, 2011 by Patricia Allen

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. If I shouldn’t be taking either hormones or calcium supplements, what can I do to prevent osteoporosis?

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Calcium Supplements: What Does It All Mean?

May 9, 2011 by Timothy C. Dutta, M.D.

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Starting last year, studies began to question the safety of calcium supplements. Explaining the new facts: Dr. Timothy Dutta, a cardiologist with an interest in preventive care and a member of WVFC’s Medical Advisory Board.

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Hormones and Your Heart: Trying to Make Sense of it All

April 11, 2011 by Holly Andersen

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Confused by the latest news about hormone therapy and heart disease? WVFC cardiologist Holly Andersen gives the historical lowdown and assesses the new findings.

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For Heart Month: What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Attacks

February 17, 2011 by Holly Andersen

By Holly Andersen, M.D.

For heart health, we women need to partner with doctors we can trust. But we need to be our own health advocates first.

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