There’s certainly a link between blood cholesterol and heart disease risk, but it can be difficult to understand. In this post, we try to clear up some of the confusion and give you clear information about cholesterol, diet, and heart health.
An echocardiogram is an imaging test that can help your doctor understand how well your heart is functioning. There are different types of echocardiograms, and your doctor may want you to have one for a variety of reasons.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. In fact, one-third of all women die due to cardiovascular disease. In this post, we describe some heart-healthy habits every woman should strive to develop.
Having a heart attack is scary and may leave you with many questions about what you should or shouldn’t do during recovery and beyond. In this post, we discuss some of what you can expect after a heart attack.
A pacemaker is an implantable device that helps regulate your heartbeat. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have batteries that last forever, which means you’re likely to need pacemaker replacement surgery eventually.
Understanding cholesterol can be confusing, but you probably know there’s “good” and “bad” cholesterol. Raising your good cholesterol can have health benefits. In this post we discuss how you can do that.
Coronary heart disease, the buildup of plaque in the arteries around your heart, is one of the most common cardiovascular issues. Understanding your risk factors, and making modifications where you can, lessens your chance of a heart attack.
Many people think of heart disease as an issue that affects mostly men, but the truth is it’s the most common cause of death for men and women. Some of the symptoms of heart disease in women may look different, though.
If your doctor has recommended a vascular ultrasound, you may have some questions. In this post, we discuss the different types of vascular ultrasounds as well as describe the process so you know what to expect.
If your doctor has recommended a pacemaker for you, you may be wondering what the benefits are. In this post we consider a few of the situations when a pacemaker is recommended as well as the benefits of having one.
If you’ve had an episode or two of feeling short of breath, you may be thinking it’s no big deal. There are some instances in which shortness of breath isn’t cause for concern, but they’re relatively rare.
Hypertension is incredibly common — more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure — and profoundly dangerous. There are some simple lifestyle changes that can help keep your blood pressure in a normal range.
Your body’s systems are interconnected. A problem with your endocrine system, like thyroid disorder, can have a surprising impact on your cardiovascular system. In this post we discuss the link between thyroid disorder and hypertension.
The global pandemic is a concern for everyone, but for people with heart disease, COVID-19 may be even more dangerous. Cardiology patients need to understand how the virus spreads, how to protect themselves, and what they should and should not do.
If you’ve just climbed a flight of stairs, it’s not surprising to feel short of breath. But what if you’re sitting on your sofa and find it difficult to breathe? Does that mean you’re having a heart attack? Maybe.
Feeling your heartbeat change can be disconcerting. Most of the time a flutter, skipped beat, or flip-flopping feeling isn’t anything to worry about. This post describes some of the most common reasons you might experience heart palpitations.
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.