10 Factors That Put You At Risk For a Heart Attack

Nearly a million Americans have a heart attack every year in the United States. That’s about one heart attack every 40 seconds on average, according to the CDC. Fortunately, you can do lots of things to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attacks, beginning with knowing your risk factors. In this post, Rishin Shah, MD, Ashley Cooksey, NP, and […]

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But what do you do if […]

My Varicose Veins Ache. What Can I Do?

Roughly a third of people suffer from varicose veins, bugling, twisted, purplish veins that can cause painful symptoms in addition to their unattractive appearance. Varicose veins are a sign that your veins aren’t working the way they should, and not surprisingly, that malfunction can lead to persistent aches and pains. Prime Heart and Vascular is a leading varicose vein […]

Little-Known Causes of Chest Pain

About four out of every 10 Americans experience chest pain during their lifetimes, with women suffering from symptoms more often than men, according to data from the American Heart Association. In fact, chest pain is the second most common complaint for people visiting the emergency room. Although many people associate chest pain with a heart attack, that’s just […]

Understanding the Four Stages of Heart Failure

More than 6 million Americans have heart failure, a chronic condition that happens when the heart isn’t able to pump adequate oxygen-rich blood through the rest of the body. Even though it’s a serious condition, heart failure can be managed. One of the most critical steps in treating heart failure is determining the stage or phase of […]

Should I Be Worried About Nighttime Heart Palpitations?

Heart palpitations are extremely common, especially as we get older. Often, these tiny perturbations are nothing to worry about. If, however, they’re frequent or accompanied by other symptoms, it could be a sign of a serious underlying health problem that needs prompt medical attention. At Prime Heart and Vascular, Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, and Rishin Shah, MD, are skilled at […]

Save Money and Protect Your Health with Preventive Cardiology

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, but the good news is, it’s often preventable. Even better, preventive treatment revolves around noninvasive care, helping patients reduce their heart disease risk factors, improve their cardiovascular health, and decrease the need for more aggressive — and more costly — care in […]

Recognizing the Early Warning Signs of PAD

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects about 200 million people worldwide, including as many as 45 million Americans. Yet despite how widespread it is, many people don’t know about PAD or what signs and symptoms it can cause. PAD happens when arteries outside your heart and lungs (typically your legs or, sometimes, arms) become clogged or blocked. […]

Understanding Your Risk Factors for Vein Problems

Vein problems affect millions of Americans, interfering with circulation and causing significant symptoms. Though anyone can develop vein issues, they do tend to occur more frequently in people with specific risk factors. Knowing those risk factors plays an important role in both prevention and treatment. At Prime Heart and Vascular, Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, and Rishin Shah, MD, manage […]

Can You Reverse Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a serious health problem that affects millions of Americans. In fact, about one-fifth of Americans over age 50 have PAD, a disease that becomes more common as we get older. At Prime Heart and Vascular, Rishin Shah, MD, and Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, use a patient-centered approach to PAD treatment, customizing treatment plans to relieve painful […]