We can all agree that a heart attack is a bad thing, but unfortunately, it happens more frequently than you may realize. Every year, more than 800,000 people in the United States suffer from heart attacks, and 12% of them don’t survive. That’s a significant loss, and some of those deaths may have been avoided […]
If any of our patients were to mention the top three reasons They come to see the cardiologist, loving to go to the doctor probably wouldn’t be on the list. We know that most people don’t enjoy regular doctor visits, but we want our patients to be invested enough in their own physical health to […]
Any list of the advantages and disadvantages of balloon stenting may not feel like a fair fight. The advantages heavily outweigh the disadvantages, but we do commonly have questions from patients about the risks of balloon stenting, so it’s worth addressing. Before we do, a brief overview of the procedure will help bring everyone into […]
The world is a dramatically different place today than it was last year this time. The ever-present threat of COVID-19 has driven many Americans into their homes in quarantine from their normal routine. During this quarantine, many people have found new hobbies and spent more time with their loved ones. These, along with minimizing our […]
The first pacemaker was implanted in a human being in 1958. That pacemaker implantation surgery was the first step in a long line of iterations of this tiny cardiovascular technology. That first patient had 26 pacemaker implantation procedures throughout his life because the batteries in the device didn’t tend to last very long. These days […]
By now we’re all aware that there are a lot of genetic factors that predispose some people to heart disease. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about our genetics. Often family history, gender, and even our ethnicity can put us at more risk. But, potential risk and actual heart disease are very different things. Even […]
How much do you really know about pacemaker implantation surgery? Here are some of the common questions our patients ask us about the surgery.
Do you have issues with blood clotting in your arms or legs? Your doctor may prescribe Coumadin, and here are some things you should know about the drug.
The electrocardiogram is a powerful assessment tool, and it’s made more powerful by the various forms it takes. Here’s what you need to know about the EKG.
You’ve heard of prenatal ultrasounds, but did you know there’s such a thing as a vascular ultrasound? Here’s what you need to know about this tool.