For our latest installment of Making the Rounds, we chatted with Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare. Dr. Kiev treats a wide variety of conditions, including lung cancer, hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD).
What kinds of patients do you see?
In Kentucky, we see a lot of patients with cancer – lung cancer and esophageal cancer ...more
When you exercise, your heart "remodels" to accommodate the body's increased demand for more oxygen-rich blood to feed those muscles.
Does this remodeling affect Olympic athletes differently?
Not exactly, says Dr. Vincent Sorrell of the University of Kentucky Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.
"Anyone who exercises regularly will likely have some remodeling to their heart, which a layperson ...more
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in Kentucky. Here are 10 things you can do to keep your heart healthy.
1. Know your numbers: Your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and body weight reveal a lot about how ...more
In a society that values gender equality, it's important to remember that there are differences between the sexes that directly affect health. Women's cardiovascular health, in particular, is in critical need of further study.
For the past four years, two junior faculty at the University of Kentucky have hosted a symposium where scientists from UK and ...more
Morgan Chojnaki, DNP
Written by Morgan Chojnaki, DNP, who works at the UK Pediatric High BMI Clinic.
One in every four adult deaths in the U.S. is from heart disease. And the majority of heart disease is related to obesity stemming from an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.
In Kentucky, between 32 and 44 percent of adults ...more