20-30% of epilepsy patients are misdiagnosed: Psychogenic pseudo-seizures & syncope (4)

– Seizures could present in a very typical way, but epilepsy could be confused with other symptoms from other diseases. Dr. Anton Titov MD And also the presentation of seizures could be very different from a typical tonic-clonic seizure. One UK study found that “as many as 20 to 30% of epileptics may have been misdiagnosed.” “Many of these patients […]

Epilepsy treatment new medications (7)

– There are many medications to treat epilepsy. Dr. Anton Titov MD What is a roadmap of how to choose the right epilepsy medications for different patients and different types of epilepsy? The epilepsy therapy medicines that we’re looking for are the ones that are going to work and not cause side effects. So, again, the “no seizures, no side-effects” […]

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension therapy with anticoagulants is outdated (4)

– Anticoagulants are widely used in clinical practice in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Dr. Anton Titov MD But blood thinners, as they are also known, have a lot of significant side effects. And the major side effect is the risk of bleeding, including intracranial bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding. How to balance risks and benefits of anticoagulants when they are used […]

Dr. Aaron Waxman, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension & Heart Failure expert

– Hello from Boston! Dr. Anton Titov MD We’re with Dr. Aaron Waxman, who is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Executive Director, Center for Pulmonary Heart Diseases, and Director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Waxman obtained his MD from Yale University School of Medicine and his PhD from […]

Coronary Artery Disease: When to Use Medical or Surgical Treatment? (7)

– Treatment of coronary heart disease often focuses on invasive methods. Use of technology is always trendy. Dr. Anton Titov MD Procedures are lucrative for private physician practices. Nevertheless some studies show that medical treatment of coronary heart disease often can be just as effective as surgical and endovascular interventions. How do you treat coronary artery heart disease conservatively in […]

Integrative Medicine Treatment of High Cholesterol and Hypertension (6)

– Let’s discuss heart disease and Integrative Medicine. There are many effective medical treatments for heart disease, even before surgical treatment. There is also strong evidence for benefits of Integrative Medicine in heart disease. Please discuss Integrative Medicine methods to prevent and treat heart disease. Heart disease is a good example, because modern medicine has really done well in treating […]

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and stem cells: how research helps patients (10)

– Your research focuses on how blood vessels and lungs change in disease. You show that inflammation in lungs leads to change in vascular architecture, the lung undergoes, the blood vessels undergo remodeling process. You also have a mouse model that mimics closely the pulmonary arterial hypertension. So how does your research help people with lung disease? Dr. Anton Titov […]