Preventive cardiologists have a wonderful tool for noninvasively identifying plaque (atherosclerosis) in the arteries to the heart: the coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan. Since 1/3 of Americans die from atherosclerotic
A recent reader email asks if the skeptical cardiologist has addressed issues raised by prominent “cholesterol skeptics”: I read with interest and appreciation your article appearing in MedPage on Omega
As I strolled into my PCP’s office this past September for my annual checkup & flu shots, I had no idea that I was about to become a “case study”
Statins remain our safest and most effective drug for primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. However, a cult of statin deniers has taken hold on the internet and
The skeptical cardiologist was listening to a podcast discussion between Sam Harris and Eric Topol recently and became flabbergasted. Topol, the “world-renowned cardiologist” who is seemingly everywhere in media these
Ilene Has High Cholesterol With A "Wonderful Ratio" And A Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion: Should She Take A Statin?
Recently the skeptical cardiologist was asked by Ilene, a reader with an HDL almost as high as her LDL and a history of branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) whether she
Anthony C. Pearson M.D., F.A.C.C. is a cardiologist, musician, writer and a regular columnist at MedPage Today