Heart & Cardiology/Tests


I just went through a series of tests because i was found with an abnormal ekg reading for a job.I nwent through a stress test what is it that they inject you with prior your oictures and during the treadmill test ?Also i had life watch an aryythmia monitoring system monitoring my heart and so everything checked out ok i was wondering i like wine and feel like i got lucky as i was cleared for the test what else can i do to maintain this good checkup especially in the realm of imbibing and eating?

Hello N,

2 whiskeys a day or 4 glasses of wine or 4 beers a day is safe.

Eat a heart=healthy diet that stresses vegetables and fruits, limits solid fats and carbohydrates.  Use liquid oils like olive oil or other vegetable oils.  Eat fish and fowl and limit meat that comes from mammals (cows, pigs, sheep).

Please write back if this doesn’t answer all your questions.

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Adult heart function and disease. Not very good about children lesss than 12. Hypertension is o.k. Heart rhythm a special interest.


Certified in cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Was chairman of division of cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. Am now mostly retired.

Fellow of American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and member of American Physiological Society..

Circulation, American Heart Journal, Hypertension.

M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Residency training at Yale Uhniversity School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Gold Heartt Award from American Heart Association in 1995.

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