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Healthy Heart News

Reducing Risk of Heart Attack Without Health Care Reform

April 17th, 2010
By Sudhir Gupta M.D, as printed in Shawnee News Star Cost of health care keeps going up and more and more of us are unable to afford insurance premiums, co-pays, deductibles and medications. No matter what your political view might be regarding the need for universal health coverage in America, there ...

What Is My Risk of Heart Attack?

February 28th, 2010
As printed in Shawnee News Star By Dr. Sudhir Gupta In 1949, Framingham Heart Study started following several thousand residents of this suburb in Massachusetts who were between the ages of 40 and 94 and did not already have heart disease. On the basis of information from this and other studies we know ...


January 26th, 2010
HEART MATTERS: EATING HEART HEALTHY IN THE NEW YEAR By Dr. Gupta If you are like most Americans, your New Year’s resolution about eating healthy and losing weight is already on shaky ground. Why is it so difficult to stay with a healthy diet? What is a heart healthy diet any ...

Holidays, stress and hearts discussed by local cardiologist

November 28th, 2009
As Published in Shawnee News Star on November 29, 2009 Holiday stress can have significant effects on a person’s health and enjoyment of the season but stress is not the primary cause of heart attacks during the holidays, as many might believe it to be. “Stress does not precipitate a heart attack, ...

For Heart Health, Sprints Match Endurance Training

September 11th, 2008
Short bursts of exercise can benefit heart health just as much as tedious endurance training, a new study suggests. The research, published in the American Journal of Physiology — Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, is good news for time-strapped exercisers. It supports the notion that people who engage in brief, high-intensity ...

Recipes for Health: Pita and Vegetable Salad

September 11th, 2008
By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: September 9, 2008 Flat breads become stale very quickly, so it’s no surprise that there’s an array of Arab dishes made with crumbled up pitas. This is my favorite destination for them (I love any dish where bread is soaked with salad dressing). You can use whatever ...

In Europe It’s Fish Oil After Heart Attacks, but Not in U.S.

June 24th, 2008
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL Published: October 3, 2006 ROME — Every patient in the cardiac care unit at the San Filippo Neri Hospital who survives a heart attack goes home with a prescription for purified fish oil, or omega-3 fatty acids. “It is clearly recommended in international guidelines,” said Dr. Massimo Santini, the hospital’s ...

Nutrition: Chinese Ingredient Said to Help the Heart

June 24th, 2008
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Published: June 24, 2008 Chinese food may be good for the heart. Researchers tested a common ingredient, Chinese red yeast rice, or rice fermented using a certain yeast species, and found that it reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks in people who have already had one. The Chinese study, ...

Dr. Sudhir K. Gupta
M.D., Cardiology
Dr. Sudhir Gupta is a board certified cardiologist and received his M.D. from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He completed his post-graduate residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He was elected "Fellow" to the American College of Cardiology in 1986 and has been in private practice in Shawnee since 1987.

Dr. Gupta is one of the only cardiologists in Oklahoma with board certifications in interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and pacemaker / defibrillator technology.

He previously served as Chief of Medial Staff at Mission Hill Hospital and Unity Health Center, and he now serves on the board of Unity Health Center.

Dr. Gupta has been a pioneer in the cardiology field, bringing state-of-the-art cardiology care to Shawnee.