We can all call up an image in our minds of varicose veins. Perhaps you recall seeing your parents or grandparents whose legs were striped with blue lines. However you came to know about varicose veins, many are surprised to learn that they’re not just unsightly; they can also be incredibly painful. Varicose veins appear […]
Looking for a Cardiologist Near You? 3 Questions To Ask
It should be no surprise that many people avoid going to the doctor. Some out of fear, others because they’re afraid of getting bad news. But, as you get older, you learn how important it is to find good doctors who can help care for your body so that you can feel good throughout your […]
Living a Healthy Life Goes Beyond Exercise and Diet. Ways to Improve Your Mental Health This Year
We talk a lot about the importance of taking care of your body, especially using exercise and diet as tools for achieving heart health. Those facts will never change, and the things you put in your body will always contribute to or detract from your overall health. However, it’s vital that we also mention mental […]
Here’s How To Be Proactive About Heart Disease If It Runs In Your Family
Did you know that family history is a key factor in whether or not you will have heart problems? Here’s what to do if heart disease runs in your family.
What to Expect Following an Angioplasty
So, your cardiologist has ordered an angioplasty? Despite some patient fears, this procedure is a relatively standard and straightforward one. We find that knowledge of the facts soothes our patients’ anxieties. The more you know about any upcoming procedure, the more confident you can feel about it. Today we’re going to attempt to answer all […]
How to Make Your Holiday Dinner Heart Healthy This Year
Mastering a heart-healthy diet is not always easy. It’s easy to get off track fast when you add to it the complication of lots of delicious, rich holiday foods. For most people, the motivation to make healthy choices is strong. We want to live as long as possible, remain strong and agile, and stick around […]
Can Consuming More Whole Grain Help to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk?
Wouldn’t it be great if one single food you could eat would help you reduce your cardiovascular risk? Every year a new diet trend proposes one single food as the cure for all of our ailments. Acai, kale, and celery are some of the most recent trends, and the idea is very compelling for most […]
How Vein Ablations Can Improve Your Quality Of Life
When you hear the term varicose veins, most people can conjure an image of dark purple and blue veins scrolled on the back of a person’s legs. It’s not a look that anyone is going for, so it’s clear why people would want to have them removed. But it’s also not just an image problem, […]
Potential Risks of Vein Ablations and How We Prevent Them
Many people think of varicose veins as unsightly blemishes that protrude through a person’s skin. And while all of that is true, there are other factors thought you should know about this condition. Varicose veins occur when the veins in a person’s legs are unable to pump blood back to their heart effectively. Sometimes this […]
What Conditions Will A Vascular Ultrasound Discover?
Decades ago there was a ride at Epcot in Orlando, Florida called Body Wars. This ride provided park-goers the chance to experience what it may be like to travel through the veins and arteries and see first-hand how the body’s white blood cells respond to the small trauma of a splinter. Fortunately, cardiologists don’t depend […]