Can Dehydration Cause High Blood Pressure? Leonard Pianko MD, Aventura Cardiovascular Center

Can hunger hormones improve cardiac function in people with chronic heart failure?

Does alcohol increase your risk of a stroke?

Should you take aspirin to prevent a heart attack?

Game-Changing Drug for the Treatment of Cholesterol

New FDA-Approved Treatment for Obesity

Antibodies After the COVID Vaccine

How to Boost the Benefit of the Covid-19 Vaccine

What Causes Your Blood Pressure to Rise at Night

Benefits of Vitamin D During the Pandemic


What young athletes need to know about Damar Hamlin’s injury

January 3, 2023 -Miami Cardiologist Leonard Pianko MD weighs in on the topic of Commotio cordis.

Hypertension: Can 15 minutes of yoga a day help control blood pressure?

December 9, 2022- Dr. Leonard Pianko shares his expertise on hypertension and the advantage of yoga as an add-on treatment.

Is It Bad to Work Out the Same Way Every Time You Exercise?

November 2, 2022-Aventura Cardiologist shares his expertise on the benefits of mixing up your exercise routine. This article was also published in Real Simple.

Research Says It’s Fine to ‘Catch Up’ on Exercise Over the Weekend—But Should You?

October 27, 2022- Are you a weekend warrior? Leonard Pianko MD weighs in on a new study and recommends pacing yourself with regular heart-healthy workouts during the week.

This Recipe for Almond Butter Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats Packs Half the Fiber You Need in an Entire Day

July 14, 2022-Who better than a cardiologist can explain why fiber plays a significant role in lowering cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar?

Simple Daily Activities Older Women Can Do to Improve Their Health Heart

February 21, 2022- Great heart health advice from Aventura’s top board-certified cardiologist.

Why Cardiologists Say That Every Heart-Healthy Breakfast Should Include the ‘Big 2’ Nutrients

February 8, 2022-Miami Cardiologist Leonard Pianko explains the heart-health benefits of including both fiber and protein in your choice of breakfast foods.

Six Doctor Appointments—Beyond Your Annual Physical—That You’re Forgetting to Make at the Top of the New Year

January 07, 2022 – The importance of visiting your primary annually and seeing your dentist regularly are important ways to stay on top of your heart health according to this Aventura Cardiologist.

9 Lifestyle Tips to Manage Tachycardia

Oct. 1, 2021 – Avoiding certain food triggers, keeping a healthy weight and managing stress can help when you have a faster heart rate

Moderate Drinking May Protect Heart Health

May 18, 2021- The risks vs. benefits of alcohol consumption according to Cardiologist Leonard Pianko MD

How COVID-19 Affects the Heart

April 23, 2021- Dr. Pianko highlights several heart changes that have been observed in people who have recovered from the COVID-19 virus.

How to Start an Exercise Routine If You’re Over 50

March 8, 2021- Slow but steady is the best way to start an exercise routine according to this Aventura Cardiologist.

The Gravity of Nighttime Blood Pressure Management

February 2021- Dr. Leonard Pianko shares his expertise on nocturnal hypertension in this bylined article.

Are You Experiencing Any of These Symptoms? It Might Be Time to Visit a Cardiologist

February 23, 2021 – Ignoring any of these issues can be extremely dangerous, our experts warn.

Covid Vaccine Side Effects Revealed.

January 18, 2021 – Leonard Pianko MD weighs in on who should and should not get the vaccine.

BET Star Bert Belasco Died of an Aortic Aneurysm—Here’s What to Know About This Serious Heart Condition.

January 12, 2021 – Who better than a cardiologist to explain aortic aneurysm risks?

A Guide to Atrial Fibrillation After Open Heart Surgery.

January 8, 2021 – Aventura Cardiologist weighs in on the causes of atrial fibrillation after open-heart surgery.

Can You Drink Water While Fasting?

January 6, 2021 – Leonard Pianko MD shares the science behind fasting before medical tests and procedures.

How physicians can assist patients on proper heart health

March 5, 2021-Best practices from top cardiologists including Leonard Pianko MD.

New Covid Vaccines: What You Need to Know!

December 7, 2020 – Does the risk of the COVID vaccine outweigh the benefits? Cardiologist Leonard J. Pianko tells “enquiring minds” what they want to know.

Isolation Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure, Especially For Women.

November 9, 2020 – Dr. Pianko shares his thoughts on this new study on high blood pressure.

The 13 Drinks To Sip On For A Longer Life, Say Doctors.

November 4, 2020 – Looking for longevity? Here are the drinks recommended by Doctor Pianko and others.

How Nighttime Blood Pressure May Be More Important Than Daytime Readings.

November 1, 2020 – Nocturnal hypertension can be serious which is why this Aventura Cardiologist suggests 24-hour monitoring.

Matthew McConaughey’s Dad Died of a Heart Attack While Having Sex—How Does This Happen?

October 19, 2020 – Who better than a cardiologist to explain the risk factors for a heart attack during sex? 

Flu season is expected to come fast and strong this year. Here’s what you need to know.

September 04, 2020 – Aventura Cardiologist Leonard Pianko MD shares his medical expertise on what you need to know about the flu season during the pandemic.



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