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African Americans and Heart Disease

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by

Beating Heart Disease When the Risks are High By Dr. Robert Pilchik Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. It takes more lives than all cancers combined. For African-Americans, the disease is particularly deadly: Before the age of 50, African-American’s rate of heart failure is 20 times higher […]

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New York Cardiology Chief on Controlling Cholesterol and Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

How to take control of your cholesterol levels…starting today! (part 3 of 3) By Dr. Robert Pilchik, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital What’s the best way to bring your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels into the safe zone, and significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease? On your own. That’s right – through […]

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New York Cardiologist Explains the Meaning of Cholesterol Numbers

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers (post 2 of 3) By Robert Pilchik, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital First, a short review of cholesterol basics: The two types of cholesterol in your body – low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) – behave totally differently. Over time, excess LDL in your body, largely from fatty foods […]

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New York Cardiology Chief Explains How Your Cholesterol Level Affects Your Heart

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by

Learning About Cholesterol Can Mean Living Longer By Robert Pilchik, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease – including heart attack and stroke — which will affect half of all men and one-third of all women. Understanding cholesterol and its role in heart disease, […]

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Northern Westchester Hospital Chief of Cardiology Helps New Yorkers Decipher Heart Attack Symptoms

Posted on February 4th, 2013 by

Heart Aware: Do you know the signs of a heart attack? By Dr. Robert Pilchik, Chief of Cardiology, Northern Westchester Hospital A heart attack is easy to recognize, right? Not always. People tend to expect a heart attack to be painful, but often it’s a feeling of pressure or tightness in the chest. And for […]

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