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Snoring, heart disease and sudden death

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So now we know better. Snoring, as a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is definitely not a benign disorder which carries no serious implications. It is linked with the development of difficult-to-treat high blood pressure, heart enlargement, heart failure, diabetes, accidents due to daytime sleepiness, memory lapses, irregular heartbeat and even sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Snoring, heart disease and sudden death

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We saw two patients recently in our clinic, both with problematic cardiovascular ailments. The first one was a 48-year-old overweight mechanic whose blood pressure remained high despite four antihypertensive medicines he was taking at supposedly optimal doses. His family physician was already at his wit’s end and ran out of options to control his blood pressure

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Heart disease and stroke continue to threaten health

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Heart attack, stroke and cancer remain three of the top killers of Filipinos and pose a significant threat to millions of others, according to the Department of Health.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Decipher the heart code: 5-2-1-0-0

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The Philippine Heart Association (PHA), the 1,500-strong association of all heart specialists in the country, is now 62 years old. It’s undoubtedly one of the oldest medical organizations in the country.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Tooth-brushing one’s way to a healthier heart

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Earlier this week, I had the privilege to speak before members of the Philippine Dental Association (PDA), upon the invitation of my good dentist-friends—Doctors Cora Flores, who’s the current PDA president; Nannette Vergel de Dios and Agnes Claros.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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