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How to Live a Heart Healthy Life!
Join Katy Attebery as she interviews Dr. David Montgomery, Preventive Cardiologist and Jan McAlister from the Piedmont Heart Institute and learn how to live a heart healthy life! You'll be glad you did.
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Katy Attebery Interview with Dr. Chuck Ballard
GaRRS HEALTHBEAT interview with Sara Batts, Piedmont Foundation and heart attack survivor, and Dr. Chuck Ballard, Interventional Cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute. (The HEALTHBEAT show on GaRRS is Hosted by Queen of Hearts Foundation Co-Founder Katy Attebery.)
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Katy Attebery on Shannon Miller Lifestyle
Queen of Hearts Foundation Co-Founder Katy Attebery on the Shannon Miller Lifestyle radio show.
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(Fast forward to 29:14 for the segment with Katy's interview)

Obesity in America 2010
Where does your state rank when it comes to obesity? Check out this fascinating article from MSN based on a new analysis of government statistics.
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Queen of Hearts on
CNN ran a story about the Queen of Hearts Foundation on December 25, 2009. Click here to view the video on A follow-up story aired on February 25, 2010 on CNN Medical News. Click here to view the follow-up story.

An Interview with Dr. Sara Mobasseri
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Queen of Hearts Foundation Co-Founder Katy Attebery interviewed Piedmont Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Sara Mobasseri for the "HealthBeat" show on the Georgia Radio Reading Service
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Cardio Kids on AJC Online
Queen of Hearts Cardio Kids Club was at Piedmont Park on Labor Day for the "Slow Food" picnic. View the images of the event posted at AJC Online

Cardio Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta w/ Slow Food USA

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Queen of Hearts on CCG-TV Online
Queen of Hearts co-founder Katy Attebery appears on Columbus Connection from CCG-TV Online from Columbus, Georgia.

Queen of Hearts Foundation Co-Founder Katy Attebery on Columbus Connection

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NOTE: The online videos are quite large: 60MB for Part 1 and 48MB for Part 2.

An Interview with the Queen(s) of the Hearts
Queen of Hearts co-founders, Katy Atterbery and Carmen Perez, talked to Disruptive Women’s Wendy Grossman.

By Wendy Grossman, Disruptive Women in Healthcare
Published: May 20, 2009

Disruptive Women in Health Care: An Interview with the Queen(s) of the Hearts Heart disease is the number one killer of women. The problem is, women have different symptoms then men — so they often don’t realize they’re having a heart attack. The Queen of Hearts Foundation is co-hosting a women’s wellness seminar in Atlanta June 2 and 3 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter At Ravinia - (Address is: 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta - (888) 444-0401)

If you’re in Atlanta, the cost is only $10 — and it could save your life.

Queen of Hearts co-founders, Katy Attebery and Carmen Perez, talked to Disruptive Women’s Wendy Grossman.
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The No. 1 Killer of Women
More than 500,000 women in the U.S. die each year of cardiovascular disease, making it, not breast cancer (40,000 deaths annually), their No. 1 killer.

Published: April 28, 2003

Time Magazine Cover: Women & Heart Disease Ask American women what disease they're most scared of, and the vast majority will answer without hesitation: breast cancer. They may even cite the ominous statistic that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. But what most women don't realize is that they actually have far more to fear from heart disease, which will strike 1 out of every 3. More than 500,000 women die in the U.S. each year of cardiovascular disease, making it, not breast cancer (40,000 deaths annually), their No. 1 killer.
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The Stealth Killer
Is Oral Spirochetosis the Missing Link in the Dental and Heart Disease Labyrinth?

By William D. Nordquist, BS, DMD, MS
Published: January 13, 2009

Book Cover: The Stealth Killer In today's cosmopolitan urban population, more than 51 percent of those with root canal-treated teeth probably have infection at the tip of their root. This figure represents millions of possible locations of dental infection. According to Dr. Nordquist's research, any source of bacteria with resulting chronic infection (including periodontal disease) in the mouth may potentially lead to heart disease and other systemic diseases. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Nordquist takes you on the journey of decades of study that has led to one of the biggest medical breakthroughs of the past 50 years. In addition to discovering scientific facts and evidence, you will also find practical tips on how to get help from your dentist and how to properly take care of your mouth. About the Author Dr. William Nordquist is committed to excellence and has practiced dentistry in San Diego, California, since 1973. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and worked for Eastman Kodak Company as an organic chemist. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Master of Science from the University of Louisville. His Master of Science thesis and research produced many publications relating to surface chemistry of dental enamel and powdered and blocks of fluoro and hydroxyapatite (HA). He completed a general practice residency at the San Diego Naval Regional Medical Center and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander before leaving the Navy and setting up his private practice of dentistry in San Diego in 1976. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and a diplomat in the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI). Dr. Nordquist was named the 2008 International Dentist of the Year by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
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Six Killers: Heart Disease
What You Should Know

Published: April 8, 2007

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, a practicing cardiologist and researcher studying the genesis of plaque in coronary arteries, became director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute on Feb. 1, 2005. A firm believer in prevention, she exercises vigorously nearly every day and can recite her blood pressure, blood cholesterol and body mass index. She thinks everyone should know five things about heart disease:

A KILLER Heart disease is the leading killer, killing one in four women and one in four men.

PREVENTION The overwhelming majority of heart disease could be prevented by controlling blood pressure, cholesterol and cigarette smoking. About 85 percent of people who had fatal heart attacks had at least one of these risk factors.

Men 45 and older and women over age 65 should take an aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Those at high risk should take up to 325 mg daily; all other men and women over 65 but at lower risk should consider 81 mg a day or 100 mg every other day. Consult with your doctor before starting aspirin.

SYMPTOMS The symptoms of a heart attack may not be what you think. The most common is chest pain or discomfort. But warning signs also include pain or discomfort elsewhere in the upper body, including the arms, back, neck or stomach.

Women in particular may experience shortness of breath, exhaustion, nausea or vomiting, and back or jaw pain. If you have these symptoms, call an ambulance right away. Prompt treatment can open blocked coronary arteries, preventing areas of heart muscle from dying for lack of blood.

PLANS If you are at high risk, develop a heart attack action plan in consultation with your doctor. That means knowing the warning signs of a heart attack and taking a nitroglycerin, a drug that widens blood vessels, if you have heart attack symptoms. If they don’t go away in five minutes, take a second and third nitroglycerin.

Have a list of your medicines ready for emergency personnel. And plan ahead with your doctor on how to get to a hospital that can provide emergency heart attack care, including angioplasty, a procedure in which a cardiologist opens a blocked artery with a tiny balloon and then, usually, inserts a stent, a tiny metal cage, to keep it open. Many hospitals do not offer this procedure to heart attack patients, but, if at all possible, you need to go to one that does. If your symptoms stop completely in less than 5 minutes, you should still call your health care provider.

URGENCY Everyone who has symptoms of a heart attack should call 911. Do not drive yourself to the emergency room. And do not dismiss symptoms because you think you are not at risk of a heart attack. Every minute of delay in getting treatment can mean death of heart muscle. Time is muscle, as cardiologists say.