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Are You at Risk for Developing Peripheral Arterial Disease? Oct 14th, 2021

If you consider that nearly half of adults in the United States have cardiovascular disease — which is an umbrella term for conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels — you realize that it’s time to pay very close attention to this area of your health. One of the...

How Calcium Score Screening Helps Prevent Heart Disease Sep 22nd, 2021

You routinely have your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked, which can be very strong indicators of your risks for heart disease. A newer test, however, is providing us with a much clearer picture of a patient’s arterial health, allowing us to take the appropriate steps to ward off heart...

5 Signs of an Arterial Health Problem Aug 3rd, 2021

Your arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Arteries supply essential oxygen to your organs, muscles, and tissues, but a number of common health conditions can limit the way your arteries function. Arterial health problems can trigger heart disease and life-threatening...

Facts and Myths About Statin Therapy Jul 22nd, 2021

Cholesterol is a waxy substance in your blood. It’s an essential element of healthy cells, but if cholesterol levels get too high, it can build up in your arteries. About 93 million American adults have high cholesterol, and it’s a leading risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. High cholesterol forces...

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous? Jun 30th, 2021

Varicose veins are one of the most common vascular problems in the United States. These bulging, twisted veins appear under the surface of the skin. Varicose veins can be purple, blue, or red in color, and they often appear on the feet and legs. More than one in five American...

What to Expect From a Stress Test? May 26th, 2021

Stress tests show how your heart functions during physical activity. A stress test involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike, during which time your heart rhythm, blood pressure, and breathing are monitored. Along with diagnosing heart conditions, a stress test is often performed on patients already receiving...

Is Chest Pain Ever Normal? Apr 1st, 2021

It’s safe to say that chest pain is never normal, but it’s not always life-threatening either.  When you think of chest pain, the crushing tightness of a heart attack may come to mind. But there are various causes of chest pain, some as harmless as heartburn after a spicy meal. ...