May 11, 2022
Things are looking up for patients who have an uncommon heart condition. The Food and Drug Administration last month approved a novel medication to treat obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
April 7, 2022
By Gregory S. Pokrywka, MD - A few of my patients are kids. Others are over age 90. But nearly all are overweight or obese.
February 24, 2022
As an aging America faces rising rates of obesity and diabetes, people may also find themselves facing a dangerous cardiovascular disease.
January 20, 2022
Millions of people susceptible to blood clots started 2022 at higher risk of stroke. Why? Their health plan’s pharmacy benefit manager decided to stop covering their blood thinner.
December 16, 2021
The pandemic pushed the nation’s health care system to the brink. Hospitals even turned patients away during surges. It’s a terrible scenario. And it should be a wake-up call.
December 7, 2021
Almost a decade after obesity was formally classified a disease, coverage policies still disregard the impact of the complex chronic disease. But that could soon change.
December 6, 2021
Every new COVID-19 variant reignites fears of untimely deaths. Yet heart disease continues to kill more people than the coronavirus every single year.
October 18, 2021
About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year — that’s one in every four deaths. But when health plan…
October 7, 2021
By Seth J. Baum, MD - As a cardiologist, I see health care as more than a political issue. It’s been central to my life for three decades.
October 4, 2021
By Michael D. Shapiro, DO, MCR - What if we – as a health care community – focused on cardiovascular disease prevention with the same level of intensity as we do treatment?