If you’ve recently undergone a balloon stenting procedure, you’re probably already starting to feel better. As you know, during this procedure a surgeon feeds a balloon into a blocked artery and inflates it to push the blood-flow-restricting plaque back toward the artery walls. Then a mesh stent is inserted to hold that artery wide open and allow blood to flow much more naturally through your body. After your balloon stenting surgery you probably feel a whole lot better than you did before, but is your new stent the end of your cardiac problems?
So you’ve committed to make better choices and live a more heart-healthy life. We’re proud of you! Each choice that you make today has the power to bring you closer to that healthy ideal that you’re hoping for. But one place in which we see patients misstep most often is during the long, busy days you spend in the office. It’s easy to control the environment in your home, but what do you do when you’re surrounded by people whose priorities are different than yours?
We don’t know of anyone who is too attached to their varicose veins to have them treated. In fact, loving them too much is never the reason that people choose not to have the surgery. However, the reasons for vein ablation surgery are significant and patients who undergo this procedure are thrilled with the benefits.
Nearly half of Americans have at least one of the risk factors for heart disease. And in half a million Americans yearly, those risk factors will lead to death. There are many treatments and lifestyle changes which can turn the lives of heart patients around. From surgeries and medications to dietary changes and exercise regimens. But one cardiac intervention that has a success rate of 97-99% is the pacemaker implantation surgery.
If you’re dreading your upcoming Cardiac Stress Test, worry not. Your cardiologist isn’t planning to put your through a marathon or high energy crossfit workout.
You probably have an idea of the most common heart attack symptoms. Any time a character on a television show or movie experiences a heart incident they complain of pain in the chest, shortness of breath, and they go into a cold sweat. This isn’t just movie magic, these really are the most common symptoms, but they aren't the only symptoms.
If you’ve ever watched a medical drama show on television you’re familiar with the acronym EKG. But you may not realize that EKG stands for Electrocardiogram. This is one of many diagnostic tests that your cardiologist can use to determine how well your heart is working. Here are some specific pieces of information that can be learned from your next EKG.
December is that month of the year when our bellies and our calendars get more and more full. The holidays can sometimes feel like an out of control train hurtling toward the end of the calendar year. Of course, there are ways to avoid this panicked, year-end ride, but that’s for another day. Today we’ll focus on three New Year’s resolutions that will help you start 2019 off on a heart-healthy foot.
Suffering a heart attack is a terrifying ordeal, one that more than one million Americans go through each year. And since more than 90% of people survive a heart attack it’s very important to discuss the recovery process. It is not uncommon for patients with heart disease to suffer multiple heart attacks in their lives, and in order to protect a patient's heart from future damage there are some important recovery steps to be aware of.
Varicose veins can be as painful as they are unsightly. If you have a history of such veins you’re probably familiar with treatments called vein ablations. During this procedure, a laser is used to cauterize these veins so that they close completely and your blood flow is rerouted to other veins. The procedure itself is rather common so you may know all about it, but what do you know about the recovery process?
1879 Nightingale Lane|
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.