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March 03, 2022
164: Keeping Your Heart Strong and Healthy with Dr. Nicole Harkin

Today, Dr.Nicole Harkin, a board-certified cardiologist, shares her thoughts on common types of heart diseases, their symptoms, how to prevent them, and why it’s the leading cause of mortality for both men and women in the Un...


Today, Dr.Nicole Harkin, a board-certified cardiologist, shares her thoughts on common types of heart diseases, their symptoms, how to prevent them, and why it’s the leading cause of mortality for both men and women in the United States.Tune in to learn more!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Benefits of evidence-based whole-person telemedicine services
  • Cardiologist: Definition, scope and common intervention  
  • Common types of heart diseases
  • Non- invasive heart diagnostic procedures and its interpretation
  • Most common risk factor of heart diseases for women
  • What is Broken Heart Syndrome and how to prevent it 
  • HDL Cholesterol vs. LDL Cholesterol 

 Resources mentioned in this episode

About Dr. Nicole Harkin 

Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC is a preventive cardiologist board certified in  Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and  Clinical Lipidology. After graduating from Boston University School of  Medicine, she attended Columbia University for Internal Medicine residency  and New York University for Cardiology fellowship. After 5 years of  traditional private practice cardiology in New York City, she founded Whole  Heart Cardiology, a preventive telecardiology practice that provides cardiac  optimization through precision and lifestyle medicine. She is passionate  about preventing heart disease through healthful, sustainable lifestyle  changes. 

She proudly serves on the American Society for Preventive  Cardiology Nutrition Working Group and the American College of  Cardiology California Chapter Prevention Committee. She is also a  member of the National Lipid Association. She sees patients in NY, CA, and  FL through her private practice Whole Heart Cardiology and Planted  Forward. She currently lives with her family in San Francisco, CA. When  not doctoring, she spends the majority of her time with her three young  children. 


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