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Dr. Heather S. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Cardiology
Los Angeles, California
I am an Interventional Cardiologist practicing in the Los Angeles area. I am also a vegan and a triathlete.
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Phoning it in

Do you get annoyed when you come to a workout, ready to give it all your effort, and you are surrounded by people who seem to not care? I...

Eating Healthy for the Holidays

The holidays are a tough time for those of us trying to stay healthy and stick to our fitness goals. I knew I'd be heading to a couple social...

Going for the BQ -- Boston Qualifier

I had an awesome triathlon season -- three Ironman 70.3 events, moving from top 27%, to top 23%, to top 20% in my age group. After my nearly...

Nuts and Avocados

Last week, I attended the annual meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine .  Not only was it an opportunity to hear some of my...

Normal

It's interesting what our sense of "normal" is. When I first meet a patient, I ask her about her diet.  A typical response is, "I eat normal."...

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Nov 24 2009 by Sophile

Dr. Heather,

   I was on the UCLA tri team, in my 30's. The rule is 220 minus your age, right? Well, I often ran over 200, even then! I'll be 37 this month, and I had begun ramping up training for a tri last month. I STILL go 195+. I will admit that 'push myself' a bit, but what gives with the numbers? Are those simply guidelines, which don't cover ALL people? What can explain this?

 P.S. What was your Oly time? 

Grady Alexander 

 
Nov 09 2009 by lookingforanswers

Hello Dr. Whiteboard,

 I am a 56 yr old male that has undergone 5 failed cardioversions with the last attempt successful for about 2 min.  I was wondering why Radiofrequency ablation has not been tried?

 Thanks in advance

 Tommy

 

 
Sep 25 2009 by tobik555
doc please my name is tobi and i have been masturbating since when i was 18 , now am 23. how can i stop it .and what are my chances to get a girl pregnant.
 

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