Cardiovascular Disease in the Filipino American Community: Revisiting Our Beloved Filipino-Comfort Foods

Filipino Americans make up the 3rd largest Asian American group with about 4.2 million living in the United States1. The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in this group is significant, with 1 in 3 having CVD and a 48% increase in Filipina women undergoing coronary bypass surgery or percutaneous intervention (from 3% to 51%)2. Even … Read more

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome was found to be associated with increased cardiovascular complications at the time of delivery

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows that women of reproductive age with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of cardiovascular events (peripartum cardiomyopathy, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, venous thromboembolism, and acute kidney injury) at the time of delivery admissions.1 PCOS is a common endocrine disorder affecting … Read more

Primordial Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease through Heart-Healthy Diet

The prevalence of cardiovascular disease has been rising in the past decades. Advances in cardiovascular therapies have significantly improved cardiovascular disease survival, which can augment the increasing trends of cardiovascular disease. Thus, the question is raised of how we can prevent this ongoing public health issue. Multiple strategies have been developed to prevent cardiovascular disease, … Read more

The Power of Mentorship

As many of us are finalizing our application for fellowship this summer, it’s also a wonderful time to reflect on the journeys that brought us here. It’s no small feat to complete undergraduate training, medical school, and internal medicine residency and have all of that hard work culminate in this application for cardiovascular fellowship training. … Read more

The controversy over alcohol consumption: Is it good or bad for your heart?

If you go to a party or a professional event, you won’t be surprised to find that alcoholic beverages are served. In fact, in most cases, it’s even expected. Alcohol consumption has been present throughout human history. So do its effects. Excessive drinking has been linked to many health risks, including high blood pressure, heart … Read more