At The Heart is a podcast delivering the best in heart health tips and to give you access to the expertise of Arkansas Heart Hospital’s physicians, surgeons and thought-leaders. Hosted by Lisa Fischer and Michelle Rupp, each week features a new topic and expert to provide simple, straightforward advice on how to live a healthier, heart-happier life. Be sure to share and subscribe!
Why You Should Stay Away From Energy Drinks with Christine Alongi
It's no secret that athletes today love downing energy drinks before a big game. But whenever you take a stimulant, such as caffeine, to give yourself that energy boost for the day, it causes your heart to beat faster for a long period of time — and consuming high concentrations of caffeine can cause serious damages to your heart. Today we have Christine Alongi, director of our StrongHearts cardiac rehabilitation program, to talk about what too much caffeine looks like and what effects it can have, especially with the surge in popularity for energy drinks.
Understanding Your Weight Loss Surgery Options with Dr. Samuel Bledsoe
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, has become a common path many Americans take to help manage their weight and reach their health goals. But did you know weight loss surgery can also help treat more diseases than obesity, such as diabetes? Dr. Samuel Bledsoe, a bariatric surgeon from Arkansas Heart Hospital's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, is here to talk about the different weight loss surgery options patients have, what occurs during those surgeries and how they've helped countless Americans lead healthier lives.
It’s Hypertension Month So Know Your Numbers with Dr. Mehmet Cilingiroglu
Regardless of your age or health, it's important to check your blood pressure regularly — preferably daily or twice a day. New guidelines now state that the new benchmark for hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure) is anything over 130/80. For Hypertension Month, we've brought in expert cardiologist Dr. Mehmet Cilingiroglu to discuss the dangers of hypertension and how it carries little to no symptoms, which means you need to take the initiative in your care.
Treating Congestive Heart Failure with Dr. Michael Huber
5.7 million people have heart failure in the United States. But there is hope for recovery for those who suffer from it. Cardiologist Dr. Michael Huber from Arkansas Heart Hospital's Congestive Heart Failure Clinic is in to talk about the different types of congestive heart failure, the symptoms and causes, the types of treatments, and the great work the CFH Clinic provides to patients to help them on the road to recovery.
How Hyperbaric Therapy Works with Dr. Mark Myers
Hyperbaric therapy is an amazing treatment that helps facilitate wound healing by using 100% oxygen in a pressured atmosphere. Dr. Mark Myers from Arkansas Heart Hospital's wound care department dives into how a hyperbaric chamber works and how this comprehensive approach to patient care aims to address the underlying cause of wounds and symptoms, helping patients live their best lives.
Ten Steps to Intuitive Eating with Dietician Shelby Pierceall
A lot of people talk about mindful eating and intuitive eating — but there is a difference. Intuitive eating is getting away from the diet mentality and focusing more on why you eat certain foods, allowing yourself to have foods you enjoy with moderation and a more healthy mindset. Dietician Shelby Pierceall dives into the ten guidelines for intuitive eating, such as taking time to savor what you eat, honor your hunger and respect your fullness, to help improve your relationship with food.
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A hospital with a weekly podcast?! I love it! The physicians and experts at Arkansas Heart Hospital really know their stuff and it’s great to hear them share their expertise each week. Also excited to hear more about their amazing ramen!!!