Dr. Shani S. Saks joined the Arizona Heart Institute in September 2005, following a three-year invasive cardiology fellowship at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Saks completed her undergraduate and Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Saks continued her medical education by completing an internal medicine residency at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, where she served as Chief Medicine Resident. Dr. Saks is a Certified Internist by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Due to significant and premature heart disease in her own family, Dr. Saks has a strong commitment to patient education, reducing risk of heart disease, preventative medicine and women’s health. Dr. Saks provides services at the Arizona Heart Institute location in central Phoenix.
Dr. Saks explains when women should have their hearts checked on.
January 30, 2009 - 4:53pm
Listen as Dr. Saks shares the heart attack symptoms women experience most often.
January 30, 2009 - 4:45pm
Dr. Saks introduces herself and shares what an electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG is.
January 30, 2009 - 4:41pm
Dr. Saks tells women what test they should ask their doctors for if they are concerned about their cholesterol.
January 30, 2009 - 4:38pm
Dr. Saks shares what a 64-slice calcium score is and what it tells a doctor about a woman's heart.
January 29, 2009 - 3:01pm
Dr. Saks explains what a 64-slice CT angiogram is and what it tells a doctor about a woman's heart.
January 29, 2009 - 2:58pm
Dr. Saks shares what BMI/body mass index is and how it affects a woman's risk for heart disease and heart attack.
January 29, 2009 - 2:55pm
Dr. Saks explains what a cardiac catheterization is and what it tells a doctor about a woman's heart.
January 29, 2009 - 2:51pm
Dr. Saks shares what an echocardiogram/echo is.
January 29, 2009 - 2:40pm
Dr. Saks explains the medical procedure for an electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG.
January 29, 2009 - 2:33pm
Dr. Saks explains what a patient can expect when they arrive for an echocardiogram/echo?
January 29, 2009 - 2:29pm
Dr. Saks shares if a woman can have a heart attack and not even notice.
January 29, 2009 - 2:26pm
Dr. Saks explains why critical heart disease studies are conducted more often on men than women and if this is changing.
January 29, 2009 - 2:23pm
Dr. Saks explains what a nuclear stress test is and what a patient can expect.
January 29, 2009 - 2:20pm
Dr. Saks shares the risks and benefits for women taking statins, a cholesterol lowering medication.
January 29, 2009 - 2:16pm
Dr. Saks explains what a treadmill stress test will indicate about a woman's heart.
January 29, 2009 - 2:12pm
Dr. Saks share what a carotid ultrasound is and what it tests for.
January 29, 2009 - 2:07pm