Updated For 9-22-2017:
Edward Honig breaks down the recent heart health study that showed a link between carbs and heart disease for Patch. Important information for everybody with a possible heart condition.
Cardiology is a specialty branch of medicine, which deals with diseases and problems of the heart and the related blood vessels and arteries surrounding it. Most often a cardiologist will see patients for an evaluation or for on-going care once they have been identified with certain predisposed genetic markers or if they’re already suffering from heart disease.
So it can be said that one half of cardiology focuses on prevention, while the other half concentrates on medical treatment. Cardiologists recommend various forms of Western medicinal therapies and/or alternative treatments that may involve relaxation techniques, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements for heart patients. This is because there isn’t always one contributing factor, a combination of things can play a role in either heart disease prevention or the sudden onset of heart related problems. These include eating fatty foods, stress, living a sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol and high blood pressure and consuming very few “heart healthy” foods.
The conventional method of treating coronary heart disease involves regular visits to a cardiologist. Cardiologists are board certified specialists who are trained to correctly diagnose and treat conditions that affect the heart. After examining the patient and performing a battery of tests the cardiologists will then prescribes the best course of treatment. Not all doctors offer or use alternative treatments, it is a growing trend among health conscious individuals, who would rather avoid taking traditional Western medications.
A great deal of patience goes into finding a qualify cardiologist, some patients get a referral from another physician. One outstanding cardiologist who comes highly recommended is Dr. Edward Honig, he’s affiliated with Glen Cove Hospital. Glen Cove Hospital is a part of the Northwell Heath division and is located in Nassau County. As part of the Northwell Heath care team, Dr. Honig sees patients in New York and the surrounding areas. Dr. Honig often tends to patients after they’ve experiencing some type of problematic symptom, such as shortness or breath, an irregular heartbeat, chest pains or they get tired easily during light to moderate exertion.
It’s important to see a cardiologist as early as possible, whenever even the slightest abnormality is detected. Dr. Honig takes great care of his patients and makes certain that they’re well informed about what’s involved in living with a heart condition or heart disease. Some of Dr. Honig patients “genetic markers” for coronary heart disease (CHD). People in this group are more likely to suffer from heart related problems, due to their family history. Even when patients have hereditary heart disease, Dr. Honig believes that diet plays a central role in helping to ease the burden of health related issues.
Dr. Edward Honig graduated from Duke University of Medicine and is licensed in New York. He treats patients in all phases of coronary and cardiovascular heart disease. However, he also emphasizes to his patients the importance of preventive care, exercise and healthy eating more fiber to reduce some of the risk factors.