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August 31st, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Can you cure heart disease with food? Sanjay Gupta explains

Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spent the last year looking into heart disease for his documentary, "The Last Heart Attack," set to air on CNN this Saturday at 8pm ET.

Along the way, he met a woman who needed emergency heart surgery and turned it down, opting for a plant-based diet instead.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Gupta explains how the this woman's new diet has benefited her health and shows before and after heart scans from a patient who had clogged arteries before reforming their eating habits.


Filed under: Health • Heart disease
August 19th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

How important is a heart-healthy diet? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains

After suffering a heart attack, Sharon Kintz made a surprising treatment decision. Instead of opting for open heart surgery to fix her heart problems, she decided to take a chance and use food as medicine instead. Since refining her diet, Kintz's doctors now say that she is no longer at risk of a heart attack.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses Kintz's decision, explaining her new heart-healthy diet and stressing how powerful nutrition can be to improving personal health.

Kintz's story is featured in Gupta's new documentary "The Last Heart Attack," set to air this Sunday at 8pm ET.


Filed under: Health • Heart disease
August 18th, 2011
10:05 AM ET

What are the common misconceptions about heart attacks? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains

Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spent more than a year looking into heart disease for his upcoming documentary, The Last Heart Attack, set to air this Sunday night at 8pm ET. Along the way, he has uncovered a few common myths believed by many Americans about heart attacks.

Gupta breaks down the common misconceptions about heart disease today on American Morning, explaining what the main risk factors are for heart problems.


Filed under: Heart disease
August 17th, 2011
09:31 AM ET

What's the leading indicator of heart disease for men? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains

It's a problem that at least 30 million men in the United States experience but most don't talk about.

Although it may come as a surprise to some, erectile dysfunction is an early signal that men may suffer from heart disease.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the connection between the two conditions and previews his special "The Last Heart Attack," set to air this Sunday night at 8pm ET, which features interviews with doctors on the cutting edge of heart disease prevention.


Filed under: Health • Heart disease
August 2nd, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Consumer Reports investigation: Cardio care more about profit than prevention?

A Consumer Reports investigation into cardiovascular care focusing on excessive testing and overtreatment has found a shocking 300% increase in angioplasties in the last decade.

In their report, Consumer Reports states that cardiac care has become a money-making machine that too often favors profit over science.

Dr. Orly Avitzur, medical adviser to the magazine,  speaks to American Morning today about what is driving the increase in angioplasties and weighs in on what patients can do to ensure they're receiving proper care.


Filed under: Health • Heart disease