The skeptical cardiologist has updated his post from 2017 entitled “Are you on the fence about statin drugs?”. You’ll be happy to hear that Geo, the subject of that post,
I’m posting this reader’s story (with permission) which highlights many of the issues I have written about on my blog. My editorial comments are in blue. I have a lot
The skeptical cardiologist was asked to give a lecture in July on diet to the cardiology fellows in our training program at Saint Louis University. Needless to say, I didn’t
The skeptical cardiologist has previously agreed with widespread dietary guideline recommendations that encourage most adults to consume a variety of fish, preferably oily types (eg, salmon, sardines, tuna, and mackerel),
I’ve seen a flurry of scientific papers and media reports recently suggesting that a zero coronary artery calcium (CAC) score has lost its ability to portend an excellent cardiovascular prognosis.
(This post was updated 11/28/2022) Most Americans take it for granted that if they want to lower their risk of heart disease they should switch from eating red meat to
Coronary Artery Calcium Scan Embraced By New AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guidelines: Will Insurance Coverage Follow?
The skeptical cardiologist has been utilizing coronary artery calcium (CAC) scans to help decide which patients are at high risk for heart attacks, and sudden cardiac death for the last
Anthony C. Pearson M.D., F.A.C.C. is a cardiologist, musician, writer and a regular columnist at MedPage Today