• Last-minute Holiday Dessert Ideas From Cardiac Solutions

    The turkey is cooling off, the mash potatoes are almost done and the green bean casserole came out perfectly, but what about dessert? Why not pumpkin pie – with a twist! This great recipe is sure to be a Thanksgiving dinner favorite.

    Pumpking Pie in a Glass Recipe

  • Low Sodium Thanksgiving Dish Ideas: Green Bean Casserole

    Still can’t decide what to bring to the Thanksgiving Dinner Table? This classic dish is a must-have but this version has relatively low sodium content

    Green Bean Casserole_Low Sodium

    Some other things to consider when cooking for tomorrow’s feast:
    • Choose fresh fruits and vegetables when possible.
    • Add fresh lemon juice instead of salt to fish and vegetables.
    • Avoid adding salt when cooking and / or eating.
    • Limit the amount of processed foods…. Fresher is better!
    • Limit portion sizes.
    • Take control of what’s in your food by cooking more at home.
    • Read Labels.

    Bon appétit from Cardiac Solutions!

  • Managing Sodium Content During Thanksgiving Dinner

    Everybody anticipates overeating at Thanksgiving Dinner.  Without the NFL games all day long, I am sure that most of us would be napping after the meal.  This is part of the culture of Thanksgiving Day in America.

    However, for patients with congestive heart failure (known or unsuspected), ingesting around 4 gm of sodium at a single meal can be disastrous….and mean a trip to the ER with shortness of breath and edema.

    Here’s a little math that might help curb your appetite.  It’s got nothing to do with the prices at the supermarket, but the numbers show a certain expense…..

    Sodium Intake

  • Cardiac Solutions: Jeffrey M. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.C

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    Cardiac Solutions is starting off the New Year with a bang! We are proud to announce two new excellent cardiologists will be joining cardiac Solutions from the local area.

    Jeffrey M. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.C
    Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    In Cardiology Practice since 2003

    Jeffrey M. Greenberg is a board certified cardiologist set to join Cardiac Solutions on January 7, 2013. He is a frequent guest of television and radio, speaking about heart disease and other health-related topics. He is currently the Chief of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery at Arrowhead Hospital.

    Medical Education:

    • Medical Doctor, University of IL – Chicago, IL

    Internship, Residency & Fellowship:

    • Internship/Residency-Internal Medicine, Northwestern University – Chicago, IL
    • Fellowship-Cardiovascular Disease/Research, Emory University – Atlanta, GA

    Board Certification:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Cardiovascular Disease

    Professional Appointments and Memberships:

    • Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Services, Arrowhead Hospital
    • Chief, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Arrowhead Hospital
    • Medical Advisory Committee, United Healthcare
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Member, American Heart Association, Council on Clinical Cardiology
    • Member, Arizona Medical Association

    Community Involvement:

    • Speaker, Go Red for Women Campaign – American Heart Association
    • Guest on KTAR Radio, Phoenix, AZ – Discussion on Heart Disease in Women
    • Named One of the Top 40 People Under 40 of the Most Influential Professionals in Phoenix by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2008
    • Guest on Smart Family, ABC 15 – Discussion of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Guest on Better Arizona, CBS Arizona – Risk of Heart Attack and Strokes
    • Guest on ABC 15 – Heart Disease in Women
    • Guest on Sonoran Living, ABC 15 – Women and Heart Disease
    • Guest on McMahon Group TV Show, AZ TV 7 – Discussion of Cardiovascular Disease

    Hospitals Served:

    • Arrowhead Hospital
    • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
    • John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital
    • John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital
    • Paradise Valley Hospital
    • Phoenix Baptist Hospital
    • Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
    • Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
    • Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak

    To learn more about Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg, visit his blog at  http://drjeffgreenberg.com/ .

  • Cardiac Solutions: Marc A. Kates, D.O., F.A.C.C

    Stethoscope

    Cardiac Solutions is starting off the New Year with a bang! We are proud to announce two new excellent cardiologist s will be joining cardiac Solutions from the local area.

    Marc A. Kates, D.O., F.A.C.C
    Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    Practicing Cardiology since 1996

    Marc A. Kates is a board certified cardiologist set to join Cardiac Solutions on January 7, 2012. Notable achievements include the Patient’s Choice Award from Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital. He is interested in the team-management approach that Cardiac Solutions has become known for.

    Medical Education:

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME Internship

    Residency & Fellowship:

    • Internship : Internal Medicine, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ

    • Residency  :Internal Medicine, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

    • Residency  :Cardiology Fellowship: Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans

    • Residency:  Chief Fellow Echocardiography Level 3 Training achieved

    • Residency:  Advanced Cardiac Failure and Heart Transplantation

    Board Certification:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Cardiovascular Disease

    Professional Appointments and Memberships:

    • American College of Cardiology
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • Arizona Osteopathic Association
    • Director of Noninvasive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center 
    • Physician Advisor for Congestive Heart Failure Committee/HSAG Review at Phoenix Baptist Hospital
    • Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at Arrowhead Community Hospital
    • Chairman, Quality Improvement Committee at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
    • Chairman, Department of Cardiology at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

    Professional Achievements:

    • Patient’s Choice, Achievement in Patient Satisfaction, 3rd Quarter 2002, Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital

    Special Recognition:

    • Rated one of the ¨Top Doctors¨ in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine in 2005
    • Medical Director, CVC Heart Failure Clinic – West

    Hospitals Served:

    • Arrowhead Hospital
    • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

    • John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital

    • John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital

    • Paradise Valley Hospital

    • Phoenix Baptist Hospital

    • Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn

    • Scottsdale Healthcare Shea

    • Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak