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 Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Is heart disease in your genes? Keep reading to learn how genetics and lifestyle choices interact to impact your heart health.
May 10th, 2024

Why Does My Heart Flutter?

A fluttering heart is a strange sensation. Though in most cases, a heart flutter isn’t dangerous, many factors can cause an irregular heartbeat. You should always talk to a doctor about abnormal heartbeats.
Apr 1st, 2024
What to Expect After Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting

What to Expect After Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting

One way cardiologists clear out built-up plaque on the artery walls is balloon angioplasty and stenting. Here’s what you should know about the underlying condition, the procedure, and life after stenting.
Mar 2nd, 2024
Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy After Walking?

Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy After Walking?

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise, but it can be concerning if your legs feel heavy after a stroll. The good news is that there are many ways to address heavy sensations, and they all start with pinpointing the root cause.
Jan 22nd, 2024

Is Angina the Precursor to a Heart Attack?

Could your chest pain be angina? Is this signaling a potential heart attack? What should you do now? Even sporadic angina warrants a professional evaluation by a cardiologist. Learn more about angina and what steps you need to take now.
Dec 4th, 2023
 Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Small valves inside your veins help to ensure the one-way flow of blood to the heart. When these valves fail, pooling blood can cause varicose veins. Usually a cosmetic issue, there are cases when varicose veins become a health concern.
Jul 1st, 2023
How Does High Blood Pressure Affect the Kidneys

How Does High Blood Pressure Affect the Kidneys

High blood pressure is notorious for its effects on heart health, but the reality is that high blood pressure can impact your entire body, including your kidneys. Read on to explore the complex relationship between hypertension and kidney issues.
Jun 1st, 2023
Benefits of a Holter Monitor

Benefits of a Holter Monitor

When you've experienced chest pain or any heart problem, you want to get checked immediately. A Holter monitor is just one of the ways to check your heart at home instead of in the office. Keep reading to learn about all the benefits of this device.
Mar 1st, 2023
What Is a Venogram? Why Do I Need one?

What Is a Venogram? Why Do I Need one?

Venograms provide your doctor with in-depth information about your veins, including how well they’re working to deliver blood back to your heart and lungs. Here’s when venograms are used and what to expect during your appointment.
Nov 1st, 2022
How Heart Disease Differs for Women

How Heart Disease Differs for Women

Men and women have distinct health care needs, obviously, but even among conditions they both face, there are some differences. In a family that has a history of heart disease, for example, it’s likely to manifest differently in women than in men.
Oct 1st, 2022
What is an Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?

What is an Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a common vein treatment that eliminates varicose and spider veins, but how does ultrasound assist with this procedure? Read on to learn what ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is and how it can help you.
Sep 1st, 2022
What Is a Peripheral Angiogram and Peripheral Angioplasty?

What Is a Peripheral Angiogram and Peripheral Angioplasty?

Peripheral angiograms and peripheral angioplasty use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat peripheral artery disease (PAD), a serious disease affecting millions of Americans. Here’s how we use them to improve our patients’ health.
Jun 1st, 2022
What Is the DASH Diet?

What Is the DASH Diet?

Although medication can lower your blood pressure, it’s not the only option. The DASH diet 一 the acronym stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension 一 can also help you lower your blood pressure levels. Learn more here.
Apr 1st, 2022
What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common condition that can be difficult to recognize. However, if you have it, you need medical attention to prevent complications. In this post, we discuss what you need to know about CVI.
Feb 1st, 2022
Why Would I Need a Pacemaker?

Why Would I Need a Pacemaker?

Pacemakers are specialized medical devices that treat heart conditions. Could you be a candidate for one? Find out the reasons why you might need a pacemaker here.
Jan 1st, 2022
Diagnosing Peripheral Artery Disease

Diagnosing Peripheral Artery Disease

Diagnosing peripheral artery disease (PAD) quickly allows you to reduce or avoid possible complications. A quality life is possible with this condition, and getting diagnosis and treatment from a cardiovascular or a vascular specialist is the first step.
Nov 1st, 2021
What is Cardiac Catheterization and PCI?

What is Cardiac Catheterization and PCI?

When lifestyle modifications aren’t enough to alleviate symptoms of heart disease, or if the diagnosis tests like Stress test or CT Angiogram come back abnormal, it may be time to consider cardiac catheterization and PCI. Keep reading to learn more.
Oct 1st, 2021
5 Potential Signs of a Heart Attack

5 Potential Signs of a Heart Attack

Chest pain is a common heart attack symptom, but it’s not the only one. Continue reading to learn more about five potential signs of a heart attack you should be aware of and what to do if you experience any of them.
Aug 26th, 2021

The Link Between Your Diet and Heart Health

Heart disease isn’t inevitable. Even if you have a family history of heart disease, you can still take steps to protect your heart and ensure that you live a long, healthy life, starting with the foods you eat.
Jul 15th, 2021

5 Treatments That Enhance Wound Healing

Wounds that take a long time to heal may result when you have conditions such as poor blood circulation or diabetes. Caring for these wounds can be difficult, since your body’s normal healing cycle is interrupted, requiring specialized treatment.
Jun 9th, 2021

When to Consider Treatment for Varicose Veins

Your lovely legs don’t look so lovely up close. They’re disfigured by long, bulgy, twisted blue and purple veins. Varicose veins are common, but always unwanted. Do you have to make peace with them? Or can you banish them for good?
May 27th, 2021

What Is a Stress Test and Should I Have One?

Not only can a stress test help identify the reason for your chest pain or discomfort, but it can also serve as a checkup for your heart and arteries. Keep reading to learn more.
Apr 28th, 2021

Why You Should Never Ignore a Leg Ulcer

Leg ulcers can become infected and lead to other serious health issues if they go untreated. Learn how to recognize leg ulcers and how they’re treated, and discover ways to help prevent them.
Feb 8th, 2021

Does My Chest Pain Mean I Have Heart Disease?

You’re likely well aware that chest pain can indicate a serious health issue. That’s why you shouldn’t take it lightly, especially if you have reason to think it may be heart-related. But keep in mind, chest pain can have far less serious causes too.
Jan 24th, 2021

Varicose Veins Aren't Just a Cosmetic Issue

Do you have blueish, rope-like veins visible in your legs? Although you might not like the looks of them, you should be more concerned about the dangers they can pose to your health. Take a moment to learn how we can help.
Dec 2nd, 2020

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease

You might think that heart disease primarily affects men, but did you know it’s the main cause of death in women? Understanding a woman’s risk of developing heart disease can help you keep it from happening to you.
Nov 17th, 2020

Signs and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease (CAD) is frightening for a very big reason: It can cause you to have a stroke. Almost as scary is that you might not even realize you have CAD unless you know to watch for certain signs. Take a few moments to learn more.
Oct 7th, 2020

Why is COVID-19 Dangerous for Heart Patients?

Do you have an underlying heart condition? You’ve probably heard that people with heart ailments are at a higher risk for developing a more severe illness because of COVID-19. Take a moment to learn more about how you can protect your health.
Sep 18th, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024