Nissen, Steven E., M.D.
The decision between a stent or bypass surgery is complex and must be individualized for each patient.
Obesity and genetics contribute; diet, exercise, and weight loss can help.
Some perspective on the diabetes drug, as the FDA prepares to consider its heart risks
Yes, many physicians have switched patients without harm.
There is evidence that statins can reduce the amount of cholesterol plaque in the arteries in some patients.
At the minimum, children should see their pediatrician.
The choices include generics, medium-potency statins, and high-powered Lipitor and Crestor.
They may be a sign of metabolic syndrome, which means trouble for the heart.