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!

Varicose Veins Live ChatMinimizing Varicose Vein Pain and When It’s Time to Consider Treatment | Dr. Mark Rheudasil

Vascular surgeon, Dr. Mark Rheudasil held a live chat on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST to discuss varicose vein pain prevention, non-surgical vs. surgical treatment options, differences between varicose and spider veins, and more.  Read the full chat transcript here.

Women Heart Disease Live ChatWomen and Heart Disease | Dr. Carolina Gongora | Emory Women's Heart Center

Emory Women’s Heart Center physician, M. Carolina C Gongora, M.D., hosted a web chat on women and heart disease. She answered questions about unique challenges women face specific to heart disease, 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. Read the full chat transcript here

Varicose Vein ChatYour Aching Legs: Minimizing Varicose Vein Pain and When It’s Time to Consider Treatment | Dr. Rheudasil

Though they may not be preventable, there are ways to reduce the likelihood that you will develop varicose veins. If you already have them, treatment can almost always be performed in the office with minimally invasive techniques with very little discomfort or down time.  Dr. Rheudasil discussed strategies for varicose vein pain prevention and treatment options. See the full list of questions and answers in the chat transcript!

Adult Congenital Heart ChatCongenital Heart Disease – Even Adults Need Special Care | Dr. Maan Jokhadar| Emory Heart & Vascular Center

Did you know that congenital heart defects affect approximately 40,000 babies each year? And now, due to advances in medicine, many of these patients are living to adulthood and there are estimated to be more than 1 million adults in the United States with congenital heart defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Unfortunately, some patients and their providers have the perception that their heart defect has been “cured.” The gaps in care resulting from this misperception can be harmful. Guidelines recommend that all adults with congenital heart defects stay in regular cardiology care, and those with moderate to complex (more severe defects) should receive care in an Adult Congenital Heart Center.

Drs. Maan Jokhadar and Anurag Sahu recently held an interactive web chat about “Congenital Heart Disease – Even Adults Need Special Care.” During the chat, they answered questions and discussed various topics about Adult Congenital Heart Disease. See the full list of questions and answers in the chat transcript!

Hypertension ChatThings You Never Knew About Your Blood Pressure | Dr. Gina Lundberg | Emory Heart & Vascular Center

You’ve probably heard high blood pressure, or hypertension, called the “silent killer” because it can damage your arteries and organs without you ever realizing something is wrong. Not only can it damage your heart, but it can also cause stroke, kidney damage, vision loss, memory loss, erectile dysfunction, fluid buildup in the lungs and angina. Dr. Gina Lundberg recently sat down to talk about "“Things You Never New About Your Blood Pressure,” answering questions and discussing various topics related to hypertension and high blood pressure. Check out all of Dr. Lundberg's great tips and advice in the full chat transcript!

Varicose Veins ChatWhat Causes Varicose Veins or Spider Veins | Dr. Mark Rheudasil | Emory Vein Center

While it’s important to look your best, it’s also important to feel your best. Males, females, the young and the old. Varicose veins can affect anyone. So have you ever wondered what causes those unsightly bulges and twists to appear on your legs? Dr. Mark Rheudasil of the Emory Vein Center recently held a live web chat discussing varicose veins and spider veins, including the causes, prevention and treatment of varicose veins. Check out the full list of questions & answers in the chat transcript!

PAD Leg Pain ChatPAD: What's Causing Your Leg Pain? | Dr. Gregory Robertson | Emory Heart & Vascular Center

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a commonly undiagnosed disease affecting about 8.5 million Americans. Symptoms vary from cramping in the lower extremities, as well as pain or tiredness in leg or hip muscles. According to the American Heart Association, many people mistake the symptoms of PAD for something else, which is why it can easily go undiagnosed. Having the correct diagnosis is important because people with PAD are at a higher risk of heart attack or stroke, and if untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation. Dr. Gregory Robertson recently answered questions about PAD, including symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment in an interactive web chat entitled “What’s causing your leg pain?” You can check out the full Q & A in the chat transcript!

Irregular Heartbeat ChatIrregular Heartbeat: Is it Normal? | Dr. Michael Hoskins | Emory Heart & Vascular Center

Have you ever felt like your heart skipped a beat? This is a symptom of a very common rhythm disorder called an arrhythmia. Arrhythmias are common in young- and middle-aged adults. Some arrhythmias are relatively harmless, but others can be fatal if not treated. Nearly 1,000,000 people are hospitalized for an arrhythmia each year, and some arrhythmias, such as Atrial Fibrillation, are extremely common and affect over 2,500,000 million Americans. Dr. Michael Hoskins of the Emory Heart & Vascular Center recently held an interactive web chat on the topic of “Living With and Treating Arrhythmias.” Dr. Hoskins answered questions and discussed various topics about arrhythmias, including symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Check out the full transcript!

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).