George Marzouka, MD

Dr Marzouka is a practicing non-invasive Cardiologist, an assistant professor of medicine, and a medical writer. After graduating from medical school at the University of Miami, he completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the University of Miami, and the Miami VA healthcare system. During his training he became focused on clinical research, quality of care, and outcomes within cardiology which lead him to acquire several large national datasets from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) from which he has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented over a dozen abstracts at both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA). Further he has authored a text book chapter on Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria for nuclear cardiac imaging. After completing his post-graduate training, Dr. Marzouka spent a year in private practice before returning to academia where he now specializes in cardiac imaging, teaches, and treats high risk cardiovascular patients after discharge. His research continues to evaluate new cardiovascular drug therapies for heart failure while using predictive analytic techniques to help clinicians identify habits, behaviors, and other factors that cause or protect against cardiovascular diseases.

Most Recent Articles by George Marzouka, MD

A Closer Look Into the Importance of the Physician-Patient Relationship

A Closer Look Into the Importance of the Physician-Patient Relationship

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The key to a successful physician-patient relationship, in my opinion, is to recognize that the patient is not the disease being treated.

Energy Drinks and the Heart: Are They Safe for Consumption?

Energy Drinks and the Heart: Are They Safe for Consumption?

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Most of these cases have been associated with drinking a large volume of energy drinks, and thus, individuals who regularly consume energy drinks should be advised to use them in moderation.

The HEART Score - How Do We Teach Old Docs New Tricks?

The HEART Score - How Do We Teach Old Docs New Tricks?

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The HEART score has again been shown to be a safe risk-stratification tool for chest pain, but it does not seem to do much for reducing hospital utilization and admissions.

Weight Gain After Weight Loss and Its Associated Cardiovascular Risks

Weight Gain After Weight Loss and Its Associated Cardiovascular Risks

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We have data suggesting that patients with established coronary disease who have wide fluctuations in weight have a significantly higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

NSAID Use and Myocardial Infarctions — A Deadly Pain Reliever?

NSAID Use and Myocardial Infarctions — A Deadly Pain Reliever?

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As physicians, it may be more prudent to recommend physical therapy for pain relief whenever possible and to suggest exploring alternative therapeutic modalities.

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