Heart & Vascular Chat Transcripts

Here you can find all of the transcripts from our past chat's with Emory Heart & Vascular doctors. Topics covered range from running & your heart, to managing arrhythmias, to heart disease prevention. If you ever have a request for a new topic you'd like us to cover, you can let us know!


Heart Healthy Holiday Eating ChatHeart Healthy Holiday Eating | Dr. Gina Lundberg| Emory Women's Heart Center

During the holiday season, it’s hard to avoid all the calorie-laden treats, heftily portioned meals and hot buttered carbs we’re offered.  Thankfully, you can still enjoy tasty and satisfying holiday fare without blowing a button, or even worse, negatively affecting your heart health. Dr. Gina Lundberg of the Emory Women's Heart Center recently held a live web chat on Heart Healthy Holiday Eating where she gave advice on how to enjoy the season while maintaining a healthy heart, ingredients to avoid if you’re worried about weight gain and more. Click to read a transcript of the entire chat!


Mitral Valve Disease Online ChatMitral Valve Disease | Dr. Douglas Murphy & Dr. Michael Halkos | Emory Heart & Vascular

Emory Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Douglas Murphy, MD, and Asst. Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael Halkos, MD, held an online chat on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to discuss “Mitral Valve Disease.” Drs. Murphy and Halkos were available to answer questions about mitral valve disease, mitral valve regurgitation and treatment options, including discussion of when minimally invasive robotic surgery may be the right option.  


Women's Heart Disease Online ChatPreventing & Treating Heart Disease in Women | Dr. Alexis Cutchins | Emory Women's Heart Center

Educate yourself on what you can do to prevent heart disease by taking a look at a transcript from a recent web chat titled “Preventing and treating heart disease in women," hosted by  Emory Women’s Heart Center cardiologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Alexis Cutchins. Dr. Cutchins answered questions on risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatments for women with heart disease. 


Healthy Eating Chat 12/10/2013Heart Healthy Eating During the Holidays | Dr. Gina Lundberg | Emory Women's Heart Center

Join us on Tuesday, December 10 for a live webchat on Eating Heart Healthy During the Holidays.  Gina Lundberg, MD, the Director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center will be giving us advice on how to prepare our menus during this festive time of year.    During the interactive chat, you will be able to ask direct questions to one of the leading authorities on heart disease in women in the country as well as get the best information on how to eat healthy! Sign up today!


calendar iconWomen and Heart Disease | Dr. Farheen Shirazi | Heart and Vascular Center

Emory Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist Dr. Farheen Shirazi, conducted a chat that answered questions such as: What women can do to prevent heart disease, the importance of getting treatment right away and the research underway to combat heart disease in women.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes Web ChatSudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes | B. Robinson Williams III, MD | Emory Heart & Vascular

Emory cardiologist and director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy clinic, Dr. B. Robinson Williams III, hosted a live chat answering questions about sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. Dr. Williams III, addressed sudden cardiac arrest causes, symptoms, and how to quickly treat if it occurs.


Young Women Heart Disease ChatYoung Women & Heart Disease | Dr. Susmita Parashar | Emory Heart & Vascular

Dr. Susmita Parashar recently held a live chat titled “Heart Disease in Young Women” to answer questions about heart disease in young women including: why it is crucial for women to know the symptoms of heart disease, what young women can do to prevent heart disease, the importance of getting treatment right away as well as the research being done to combat heart disease in women.


Stress & Heart Disease ChatStress & Heart Disease Chat | Dr. Susmita Parashar | Emory Heart & Vascular Center

The Heart Month Awareness continues! Emory Heart & Vascular Center preventive heart disease specialist, Susmita Parashar, MD chats with participants how stress can contribute to heart disease. See Dr. Parashar's thoughts on the connection between stress and heart disease in this chat transcript that helps answer your questions on how to best balance your life to reduce stress and improve your heart health.


Heart Healthy Food Web ChatHeart Healthy Foods | Cheryl A. Williams, RD, LD | Emory Heart & Vascular Center

As part of our Heart Month celebration, Cheryl Williams, RD/LD hosted a chat to help our community learn how to eat heart healthy! Check out the transcript from our chat with Emory Heart & Vascular Center nutritionist Cheryl A. Williams, RD, LD, where she answered questions about what the best food choices are for your heart, shared recipe ideas, and provided ideas for your favorite current recipes that will help keep your heart healthy.


Varicose Veins Web ChatVaricose & Spider Veins | Stephen Konigsberg, PA

Do you know more than 80 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and/or spider veins? Check out the transcript from an interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic Varicose and Spider Veins with Stephen Konigsberg of the Emory Heart & Vascular Center Vein Treatment Center. Topics covered include varicose vein prevention, non-surgical vs. surgical treatment options for varicose veins, differences between varicose and spider veins, and more. Check out the varicose veins chat transcript.


Hypertension High Blood Pressure Chat TranscriptDiagnosing & Managing High Blood Pressure | Dr. Susmita Parashar

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects approximately 1 in 3 American adults. Dr. Susmita Parashar of the Emory Heart & Vascular Centerhosted an online web chat on the topic of diagnosing, treating and managing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Check out the chat transcript to get some great tips on symptoms to look out for, lowering yuor risk, and managing your blood pressure.


Women & Heart Disease Chat TranscriptWomen & Heart Disease Live Chat | Dr. Ijeoma Isiadinso

An interactive web chat on the topic of Women & Heart Disease. Over 40 million women are currently living with heart disease in the U.S. Dr. Isiadinso disproves the myth that heart disease is a man's disease with some interesting statistics, and also answers questions on heart disease risk, symptoms, prevention and treatment.


Arrhythmia Chat TranscriptArrhythmia Live Chat | Dr. Mikhael El-Chami

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Arrhythmias. Dr. El-Chami discusses arrhythmia symptoms, medications, tips for living with an Arrhythmia, new clinical trials and more in this interactive web chat.


Running & Your Heart Chat TranscriptRunning & Your Heart Live Chat | Dr. Michael Lloyd

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Running & Your Heart. Dr. Lloyd discusses training, nutrition, injury prevention, running with heart conditions and more in this interactive web chat.


PAD Chat TranscriptPeripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Live Chat | Dr. Khusrow Niazi

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Dr. Niazi answers PAD questions and discusses various PAD/PVD topics including prevention, detection, healthy nutrition tips, cardiac rehabilitation and innovative new PAD research.


Heart Disease Prevention Chat Transcript Heart Disease Prevention Live Chat (PDF) | Dr. Larry Sperling

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of heart disease prevention. Dr. Sperling answers heart disease questions and discusses various heart disease topics  including prevention, detection, healthy nutrition tips, cardiac rehabilitation and innovative new cardiovascular research on the horizon. Transcript (PDF).