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Pasta Salad with Mixed Veggies

Adapted from Skipthesalt.com Ingredients: 12 ounces whole-wheat pasta: rotini or penne shaped1 tablespoon olive oil1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth1 garlic clove, chopped2 medium onions, chopped1 can (28 ounces) unsalted diced tomatoes in juice1 p
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The Role of An Interventional Cardiologist

Interventional cardiology is a subspecialty of cardiology that uses specialized catheter-based techniques to diagnose and treat heart attacks, coronary artery disease, vascular disease, structural heart disease, and congenital heart defects. Click here
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Meet Our New Cardiologist: Zain Ahmed, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Zain Ahmed This summer, we are pleased to welcome a new cardiologist to our team. Dr. Zain Ahmed is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. He is a native of central Connecticut who complete
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Breakfast Berry Smoothie

Serves 2 New England strawberry picking season is fast approaching! Use fresh or frozen berries for this recipe. Ingredients:  2 cups strawberries. If using fresh strawberries, add ½ cup ice cubes. If using frozen strawberries, omit the ice
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Peppered Tuna Kabobs

It is almost grilling season! For a meat-free grill night, try this healthy fish alternative. Try making a variety of different kabobs using a variety of vegetables or fish types. Adapted from Taste of Home  Makes 4 servings Nutrition per kab
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Women and Heart Health

Dr. Allison Padegimas specializes in women and heart disease. In this interview with City Lifestyle Magazine, she discusses strategies to avoid heart disease and issues that can specifically impact women. In the past decade or so women have become more
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Women and Heart Health

Dr. Allison Padegimas specializes in women and heart disease. Click here for an interview where she discusses strategies women can take to avoid heart disease.
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Stress Reduction Tips to Improve Heart Health

Physician Assistant Amanda Votto talks about stress reduction tips to improve cardiac health. Learn about how mindfulness and how being in the moment can help your overall well-being. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z21wmjCWqGU
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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Low sodium, healthy protein, high monounsaturated fat, and lutein (good for the eyes!) 6 hard boiled eggs 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted  1½ tsp lime juice  3 Tbsp light mayonnaise 1 tsp chopped parsley  2 tsp ground pepper&nbs
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 Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Low sodium, low fat ½ baguette, cut into ½ inch thick slices  2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil  1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley  2 cloves minced garlic 3 tomatoes, diced (take seeds out if desired)  1 tsp olive oil  2 tsp
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Avocados and  Heart Health

In a large study of US men and women, after adjusting for lifestyle and other dietary factors, it was found that those who eat a larger amount of avocado had a lower risk of coronary and cardiovascular disease. Compared with not eating avocados, eating
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Our Top Doctors Keep Your Heart in Top Shape

We are grateful to once again have our entire practice recognized as “Top Doctors” or “Rising Stars” by Connecticut Magazine. This honor is voted on by doctors throughout the state who are asked who they would trust for the care
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What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

Click on the link below to watch a presentation where Dr. Dinkler shares excellent information about different types of heart disease, risk factors, and ‘Life’s Simple 7’ that can help reduce your risk. He is then joined by Physical T
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Learn About Heart Disease & How to Prevent It

Every 36 seconds someone in the US dies from heart disease and almost half our population suffers from some form of heart disease. In this presentation, Dr. Dinkler shares excellent information about different types of heart disease, risk factors, and
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Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

Easy & Quick ~ Serves 4   1 lb salmon  2 Tbsp olive oil  ½ tsp minced garlic  2 Tbsp honey 1 dash black pepper 1 Tbsp lemon juice  1 dash dried or fresh parsley  4 sweet potatoes   4 cups broccoli  Pre
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Right Dose, Right Time, Right Way!

Adhering to your prescribed medication regimen is essential for success. If you skip doses, change your regimen, or avoid taking your medications altogether, this can be detrimental to your health. Errors can also cause setbacks such as the need for ho
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Prevent and Manage High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is that there are steps you can take every day to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. You can help prevent high blood pressure—also called hypertension&m
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Save the Date for Upcoming Heart Health Event!

In honor of heart health month, join us for a free zoom event on February 24th. Dr. Dinkler will discuss heart disease, risk factors, and early symptoms. He will be joined by a physical therapist who will provide advice on strategies for improving your
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Heart Healthy Chicken Cacciatore

Serves 4-6  6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks  1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes; use a no salt version or freshly diced tomatoes 1 tbsp light olive oil  1 medium sized onion, chopped  5 carrots, peeled and
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Tips for Staying on a Healthy Track during the Holidays

PLAN! PLAN! PLAN!  Life during the holiday time can become overly busy with events and extra obligations. Planning ahead can help keep you on track to feeling your best.  Bulk prep meals or make double portions to have on hand to grab and go
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Swiss Potatoes Au Gratin

A low-sodium recipe adapted from HackingSalt.com Serves 8  Ingredients: 4 large russet potatoes, very thinly sliced  1 medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1½ cups grated Swiss cheese, divided into 1 cup and ½ cup portion
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Pumpkin-Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Adapted from www.sodiumgirl.com Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 small- to medium-sized spaghetti squash 1 can no-salt-added pumpkin puree 2 cups no-salt-added tomato puree 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes ½ teaspoon garlic
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7 Habits for a Healthy Heart

Worldwide, heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death. They’re also the leading killers of Americans, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. But there’s good news, too. About 80 percent of all case
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Middletown is Up and Running!

Our 10th location in Middletown is now open. If you are looking for a cardiologist in that area, we are accepting new patients and welcome you to our practice. Call (203) 265-9831 to schedule a visit.
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Roasted Fall Vegetable Platter

Serves 6, 6-8 oz per serving  Adapted from TasteandSee.Com 1 pound peeled , diced carrots 1 pound peeled parsnips, cut into 1 inch wide by 2 inch pieces 1 1/2 pounds multicolor baby potatoes, cut in half if larger size 1 small butternut squas
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New Office in Middletown

This October, we are pleased to open our 10th location in Middletown, CT.  We welcome new and current patient to our convenient new office. We are currently booking appointments – please call (203) 265-9831. 400 Saybrook Road Suite 204 Middl
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Penne with Roasted Broccoli and Tomatoes

Ingredients: 4 ounces whole wheat or gluten free penne pasta  2 TBSP olive oil, divided  1 medium onion, diced  1 small bunch broccoli florets 6 ounces cherry tomatoes 2 tsp capers  2 tsp white wine vinegar 2 tsp no salt a
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Red White and Blue 4th of July Pie

(Source: Davita Kidney Care recipes)  Serves 8  Ingredients 8 ounces whipped low-fat cream cheese 1/2 cup low-sugar red raspberry preserves 3 cups Reddi-Wip® dairy whipped topping1 prepared graham cracker crust, 9″ siz
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Congratulations to Our 2021 “Top Doctors”

Finding a great physician can be difficult. That’s why Connecticut Magazine partnered with Castle Connolly, a leading national health care research company, to compile a comprehensive guide to Connecticut’s most recommended health practitio
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Announcing the 2021 CASTLE CONNOLLY RISING STARS!

Castle Connolly is a leading research company founded in 1992. Each year, they survey doctors throughout the nation to find out who they would go see if they were sick. In the 2021 Cardiovascular Disease category, four of the five doctors recognized as
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Maple Glazed Salmon Fillet with Rice & Green Beans

(Serves 2) 2 skinned salmon fillets  1/4 cup pure maple syrup  1/2 tablespoon lemon juice   1 teaspoon minced garlic  1 tablespoon coconut aminos (a lower sodium substitute for soy sauce) 1 teaspoon ginger   1 tablespoon o
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Good Heart Health Starts Here

A healthy diet plays a critical role in heart health. Cutting out certain foods can reduce your “bad” cholesterol, reduce your triglycerides, and decrease your glucose which minimizes your risk of diabetes. Changes in behavior and eating ca
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How to Make Sense of Data from Your Wearable Devices

Devices such as Apple watches and portable heart monitors can collect very useful information. But do you know how to interpret the data? Dr. David Altszuler explains how to understand the information collected and when to be concerned. https://www.you
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Cinco de Mayo Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil  1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin  1 teaspoon garlic powder  1 large red bell pepper, sliced  1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 large (about 2 c
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Benefits of Statin Therapy

Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. By lowering the levels, they help prevent heart attacks and stroke. Studies show that, in certain people, statins reduce the risk of heart attack, s
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Italian Chicken and Veggie Grill Packets

Serves 2  Cooking spray Heavy duty aluminum foil  2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts  ½ fresh lemon 1 cup fresh zucchini or yellow squash chopped 1 cup diced baking potato (scrubbed, keep skin on)  ½ cup diced onion
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Heart Health Education

The Consulting Cardiology team is committed to helping our patients live an active and healthy life. Behavior modifications and eating habits can make a significant difference in your overall heart health. Sometimes even the smallest changes can make a
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The Mediterranean Diet

The most comprehensively assessed and consistently supported diet by the medical literature in regard to its benefits on cardiovascular health and reduction in cardiovascular events is the traditional Mediterranean diet. Dr. Norman Roth discusses key a
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Dr. Norman Roth Discusses the Use of Statins

How they work and who can benefit One of the most common questions I get as a cardiologist pertains to the use of statins. Statins are drugs that can lower your cholesterol. They work by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol. Because
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St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Hash Recipe

Adapted from EatingWell.com Serves 4  Ingredients  2 teaspoons olive oil1 large onion, chopped4 cups diced, cooked potatoes 1 cup chopped lean corned beef brisket (4 ounces)  *Tip: When purchasing, choose a lean meat; it has 1
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Keep “Pizza Night” Heart Healthy

To reduce the fat and sodium intake on your pizza night, try making your own pizza at home.Use a low-sodium store-bought dough, whole wheat English muffin, or a flatbread that has <5% sodium per serving. Top it with a jarred (not canned) low-sodium
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