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What an Echocardiogram Can Reveal About Your Heart

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.
Dec 1st, 2022

Heart-Healthy Habits Every Woman Should Have

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.
Oct 4th, 2022

Life After a Heart Attack

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.
Jul 1st, 2022

When Should I Replace My Pacemaker?

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.
Jun 1st, 2022

The Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that requires immediate medical attention. But how do you know if you have this problem? In this post, we describe the warning signs to watch for.
May 1st, 2022

How Can I Raise My ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

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.
Apr 1st, 2022

5 Risk Factors for Heart Attacks

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.
Mar 1st, 2022

What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Heart palpitations can be startling and even scary. However, sometimes it’s normal for your heart to feel like it’s racing or it missed a beat. This post discusses when to and when not to worry.
Jan 1st, 2022

How Heart Attacks May Present Differently in Women

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.
Nov 1st, 2021

Why You Should Never Ignore Hypertension

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is incredibly common — and also represents a severe threat to your health. Here’s what you need to know about hypertension and treatment.
Sep 7th, 2021

The Dangers of High Cholesterol

Understanding your cholesterol numbers can be confusing, and if you feel fine, do you really need to worry about high cholesterol? Here’s what you need to know when it comes to cholesterol.
Aug 6th, 2021

What Your Leg Pain Might Be Telling You

Do your legs feel heavy or achy? Aching legs can be the result of something as simple as standing on a hard surface day after day, or it could be a symptom of heart disease.
Jul 15th, 2021

The Many Benefits of a Pacemaker

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.
May 24th, 2021

What to Expect During a Stress Test

If you’ve been told you need a stress test, you might wonder what to expect. Here, we explain why you might need such a test, what a test entails, and what you should expect during your stress test.
Apr 18th, 2021

Understanding Arrhythmia

The term arrhythmia refers to irregularities in your heartbeat. It’s a broad, general term, and if you’ve been told you have arrhythmia, it could mean several things.
Mar 17th, 2021

What Does That Pain in Your Chest Mean?

Pain in your chest can be scary. But there are several reasons your chest might hurt. In this post, we describe some of the reasons you could have chest pain, and what you should do.
Feb 10th, 2021

Is Shortness of Breath Ever Normal?

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.
Jan 20th, 2021

Manage Your Hypertension with These Lifestyle Changes

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.
Dec 14th, 2020

Is There Such a Thing as Good Cholesterol?

Understanding cholesterol can be confusing. If you’ve been told that you have “high cholesterol” you might be wondering what that means, exactly. And, isn’t there such a thing as “good cholesterol”?
Nov 20th, 2020

The Link Between Thyroid Disorder and Hypertension

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.
Oct 1st, 2020

3 Common Causes of Chest Pain

If you’re experiencing chest pain, you should seek medical attention, but don’t assume you’re having a heart attack. This post describes three common causes of chest pain.
Sep 1st, 2020

Cardiology and COVID-19: What You Should Know

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.
Aug 10th, 2020

Most Common Causes for Heart Palpitations

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.
May 28th, 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.
Dec 22nd, 2020