Varicose veins are not an indication of a serious medical condition. However, they are unsightly and can cause the individual to become overly self-conscious about his or her appearance. These problem veins can be removed by a non-invasive procedure known as a phlebectomy. So long as the vein is near the skin, it can be […]
What Can Happen if High Blood Pressure Goes Untreated?
High blood pressure (HBP) is also known as hypertension. The latter is a misleading term, for it leads people to think that only nervous or hyperactive people develop high blood pressure, which isn’t true. Blood pressure is created by the heart. When it beats, it creates pressure that forces blood through the blood vessels. The […]
Get More Accurate Heart Diagnosis with Nuclear Imaging
Nuclear imaging is an exam in which a specific amount of radioactive material that is safe for human consumption is injected into a vein. This small amount of radioactive material will not harm your body or organs. Once the material is flowing in your veins, a special camera is used to take photos of your […]
Benefits of Pacemaker Implantation
There can be no overestimating the important role the human heart plays in keeping a person alive. When a person’s heart stops, they stop. If a person’s heart has diminished function, the person’s ability to function is diminished. Some irregularities can be controlled through surgery, others through medicine and some require pacemaker implantation. A pacemaker […]
Evaluate Your Heart with Stress Testing
Your heart is the essential motor that has to keep on ticking, sending a healthy supply of blood through your body, keeping all systems on go. If there is any kind of problem, you could be in trouble. You want to nip issues in the bud so that you can have the best possible quality […]
Minimize the Appearance of Veins with Sclerotherapy
Varicose veins and spider veins can form when tissue that lies beneath the skin becomes less supportive. Smaller veins often branch off and form spider arms, and these become quite unsightly. Surgery can close off these small vessels, but the preferred method for reducing the appearance of spider veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy a non-surgical treatment […]
What is the Difference Between an Echocardiogram and an Electrocardiogram?
If you have been having problems with your heart, then you have probably been told that you need an echocardiogram or an electrocardiogram. Since both of these procedures have extremely long names that sound nearly identical, it can be hard to distinguish between both of them. Echocardiograms and electrocardiograms both test the heart in a […]
What Does Coronary Stenting Involve?
A coronary stent is a treatment for coronary heart disease. It is placed inside a coronary artery when the artery is narrowed by the buildup of plaque inside the artery. The stent is an expandable metal mesh tube that is placed in the artery through a small opening in a blood vessel. We may use […]
When to Consider Getting an Electrocardiogram (EKG)
An electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG or ECG, is a test that checks for problems with the heart’s electrical activity. It shows that activity as lines on paper. There are many reasons a doctor will perform or request an EKG. They include: • Checking the heart’s electrical activity • Looking for the cause of […]
Ways You Can Improve Your Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular health is critical for prevention of a host of serious conditions, including heart disease, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Also, having a healthy heart allows you to stay active and feel great as you age. 1. Know Your Numbers The first step in finding out how to keep […]
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