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Understanding the Stent Placement Process

Picture a wire tube inside of your arteries, propping them open. Sounds weird, right? This is a stent placement, and it’s actually a very common procedure, despite its otherworldly description. Oh, and it could save your life.

Jul 9th, 2020
Who Needs to Take Coumadin®?

If you’re at high risk for a heart attack or other cardiovascular event, you’ve probably heard the word “Coumadin” brought up more than once. Wondering what exactly that is? All your questions are answered here.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Cardiovascular Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has totally upended our lives and the usual course of business. If you’ve been wondering how this situation affects your cardiovascular care, you’ve come to the right place.

May 21st, 2020
Are You a Candidate for Angioplasty?

Inserting a tiny balloon into your artery might sound scary, but angioplasty is minimally invasive compared to heart surgery — and it could completely change your life. Find out if you’re a candidate.

Apr 1st, 2020
Regulating Your Heart Through a Pacemaker or ICD

Heart arrhythmias can lead to serious health problems and even death. If you have an arrhythmia, implantable devices like a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) could save your life.

Jan 1st, 2020
Holter Monitor — Diagnosis on the Go

When in-office diagnostics can’t pinpoint the cause of heart issues on the spot, Holter monitors take a different approach. They provide valuable data over a day or two so your doctor can closely track your heart and cardiovascular health.

Dec 1st, 2019
Your Weight and Your Heart Health

Your weight has a dramatic effect on your heart. Being overweight increases your risk for life-threatening diseases like stroke, heart attack, and sudden cardiac death. Find out how a healthier weight promotes cardiac well-being.

Nov 1st, 2019
How Stress Affects Your Heart

Working, raising children, and going to school are all normal activities, but each one can cause severe stress at times. If stress becomes chronic, it affects your overall health and can lead to behaviors that affect heart health.

Sep 1st, 2019
How Can I Get Rid of My Varicose Veins

Your varicose veins may be more than a cosmetic issue. If the road map of veins on your legs is causing physical or emotional pain, then it’s time to do something about it and get rid of them.

Jul 25th, 2019
How Heart Health Differs for Men and Women

Risk of death from heart disease is equal between men and women. But heart health differs between the sexes, which influences the onset of heart disease and its related complications, like a heart attack or stroke.

Jun 12th, 2019
Life After a Stroke

You may experience a wealth of emotions following a stroke, from worry to sadness to fear. But millions of Americans have survived and thrived after a stroke, and you can, too.

May 20th, 2019
How Often Should You Have a Stress Test Done?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. A stress test is one important tool doctors use to diagnose and monitor it. Take a moment to understand the test’s importance, and how often you should have one.

Feb 11th, 2019
What to Expect When Having a Pacemaker Implanted

Adding a pacemaker can minimize the effects of your heart’s irregular rhythms or slow beating rates. The implant is a simple, low-risk procedure that adds safety, security, and data monitoring over the patterns of your heartbeat.

Jan 22nd, 2019
When Should You Have a Venous Screening?

A venous screening can detect potential problems with your veins. Read on to learn whether you’re at risk for such problems and if a screening may be appropriate for you.

Dec 12th, 2018