If you’ve ever suffered from varicose veins you know that in addition to being a little unsightly and embarrassing, they can also be extremely uncomfortable. Varicose veins occur when the veins in your lower extremities are misinformed and don't pump blood back to your heart properly, causing blood to pool in your legs and your veins to swell up.
Is it your goal to ace every test you take? Well, admittedly, stress tests don’t exactly work that way. Unlike some pass or fail tests, the purpose of stress tests is to gather enough information about the condition of your heart so that your cardiologist can make an informed determination about your heart health.
Pacemakers are a small piece of technology that can completely transform a patient’s life by giving them peace in knowing that their lives aren’t at risk. Patients come to need pacemakers for a host of different reasons, but the primary one is to help maintain a strong and steady heartbeat. This procedure can be done on an outpatient basis but is also performed in patients who are in the hospital for longer stays.
When you think of heart attack patients you probably envision men and women in their later years. And while this has been a primary heart attack demographic for decades, there is a new kind of patient in town.
As a cardiology patient, you have a good idea of what you want from your cardiologist. You’re looking for a compassionate and informed physician who can help you make the best choices for your heart health. But you probably haven’t thought much about what your cardiologist hopes to get from you. While doctors go above and beyond for all their patients, there are a few things that cardiologists, in particular, would love for their patients to know.
As things begin to heat up in Florida, you may find yourself reaching for a cold beverage more frequently in the coming months. Staying hydrated is key, but it’s important to remember that not all drinks meet the heart health standard by which you’re trying to live your life.
Vein ablation surgery is the most common treatment for patients suffering with varicose veins. You may know varicose veins as an unsightly bluish vein that most often occur in the lower extremities, but they’re far more than just visually unappealing. Varicose veins can cause extreme discomfort, burning, and throbbing, and can make daily activities that require a lot of standing very difficult.
Undergoing any kind of surgery can be scary, especially those that are heart-related. But for many, pacemaker implantation feels like a brand new start to their lives. Pacemakers are small devices implanted below the skin to help a patient’s heart pump naturally. Once the recovery period passes, a pacemaker patient can generally move on with a normal and active life. But have you ever wondered how a person is to care for their pacemaker?
Your stress test is coming up and you have a list of instructions a mile long. You know exactly what to do to prepare, but do you know what not to do? Knowing which parts of your daily routine to skip before any medical procedure is just as valuable as knowing what new things you should be doing. So before you drive yourself mad googling “can I do this,” and “can I do that,” here is a list of things you should definitely avoid before your upcoming assessment.
You’ve heard before the commonly known signs that you are currently undergoing a heart attack. However, heart attacks are not events that sneak up out of nowhere. A patient whose heart muscle suddenly stops working has years of plaque build-up in their coronary arteries and has probably experienced symptoms for some time.
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Tavares, FL 32778
1879 Nightingale Lane|
Tavares, FL 32778
LRMC Medical Plaza|
705 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL 34748
The physicians and team at Cardiovascular Associates of Lake County are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to all of our patients using cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art practices.