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How Folic Acid Levels Affect Your Heart

By Ketul Chauhan, MD, FACC Premier Heart and Vascular Center, Zephyrhills Folate is a B vitamin and an essential part of our diet; it can be found naturally in many leafy vegetables, beans, mushrooms, meats and several other foods. Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps break down homocysteine, an amino acid found […]

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How Thyroid Dysfunction Affects Your Heart

By Rami Heart, DO, FACC Premier Heart and Vascular Center, North Lakeland It’s interesting how a significant number of our body parts can affect our cardiovascular functions. Oftentimes, these organs are not the ones that would automatically come to mind. In this article, we’ll explore the effect of the thyroid gland on your heart. We’ll […]

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How to Prevent a Heart Attack during the Holidays

By Sunil Gupta, MD FACC Premier Heart and Vascular Center, Zephyrhills Heart attacks are a common medical emergency today, and they are an even bigger issue when the holidays come. A combination of cold weather, a suddenly sedentary lifestyle and over-indulgence in food and often alcohol all lead to the common spike in the number […]

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How Your Diabetes Affects Your Cholesterol Levels

By Ketul Chauhan, MD, FACCPremier Heart and Vascular Center, Zephyrhills Cholesterol is a natural part of our bodies. It’s a waxy substance that our bodies produce for specific purposes, and it’s also found in many animal-based foods. Despite the predominant opinion, cholesterol is not inherently bad. There is more than one kind of cholesterol, and […]

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How Your Diabetes Increases Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

By Chetan Khamare, MD, FACCPremier Heart and Vascular Center, Carrollwood We’re focused on National Diabetes Month in November. Today, we’re exploring the little known connection between diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Diabetes affects almost 30 million people in the U.S., with some 8 million more who are still undiagnosed. Peripheral artery disease is less […]