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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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A Trip to the Cardiologist

I see a lot of anxiety associated with a first time visit to the cardiologist.  Chest pain, palpitations, fainting, and shortness of breath can...

More Pills!!! More Pills???

A new study called the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in November demonstrated that adding...

Avoiding Injury

In my 20's and early 30's, I ran, and sporadically I would strength train.  I had a tendinitis in my foot that kept me from running for nearly a...

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...

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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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