HEART HEALTH NEWS
If you haven’t visited your doctor since the virus outbreak, your experience will be very different due to safety guidelines. “I want to reassure people that the medical community is doing all we can to mitigate risks as much as possible,” Dr. Lance Sullenberger, board-certified cardiologist, Capital Cardiology Associates.
COVID-19 is a very new virus, and there is a lot that we still do not know about it. There have been some recent claims or speculation about how certain drugs may interact with the COVID-19 infection but nothing yet has been proven.
What has the Capital Region medical community learned about the coronavirus and how might that knowledge help end this pandemic? “What’s new for all of us is that we are learning about this virus every day. Our team is quite thorough and working together to provide the best care. You may see things on the news about how hospitals were overwhelmed, that is not the case in Albany. We had extra time to get our systems in place.”
We all have a role to play in overcoming this pandemic – together. Thank you for your contribution of medical supplies to reduce the spread of the virus. Capital Cardiology continues to deliver the highest quality of care in our Albany and Troy offices.
Almost 10% of the American population is affected by diabetes. Diabetes is treatable; it does become dangerous when glucose levels are uncontrolled. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes.
About 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and to reduce their risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. Dr. Robert Benton, Director of Research at Capital Cardiology Associates, explains the new research suggesting a possible anti-cancer benefit for statins.