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Recovering From a Heart Attack: Dos and Don'ts Aug 16th, 2019

A heart attack is a life-changing event that affects the person who has it, as well as everyone around them, including family and friends. If you’re like most heart attack survivors, you want to do everything you can to prevent having another. Your first step is to recover, and then...

Why Are Women More Susceptible to Varicose Veins? Jul 25th, 2019

It may not seem fair, but varicose veins are more common in women than men. In fact, they’re twice as common. Why, you may wonder, are women more susceptible to developing these gnarled veins? Well, it may have something to do with pregnancy and hormones.  Renowned cardiologist Rishin Shah, MD,...

What is Peripheral Artery Disease? Jun 13th, 2019

You may know all about how plaque buildup in the blood vessels around your heart and brain increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But have you given any thought to how plaque can affect the arteries that supply blood to the rest of your body? Known...

How Stress Affects Your Heart May 15th, 2019

Whether from an unexpected bill or a tight deadline at work, stress seems to be a fact of life. While you may not be able to escape life’s many stresses, the amount of stress you endure and how you react to it can affect your health, and more specifically your...

5 Factors That Put You at Greater Risk Of Developing Vein Problems Apr 11th, 2019

The average adult body contains a whopping 100,000 miles of blood vessels that circulate nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Your heart provides the engine for this circulation and sends out blood through your arteries, which then returns through your veins for another round. With so many miles of...

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease Mar 13th, 2019

The most important thing women should know about heart disease is that it’s the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. Once thought to be primarily a male disease, heart disease doesn’t discriminate. It kills women and men equally. One in three female deaths is due to heart...

Balloon Angioplasty: Learn About This Breakthrough Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease Feb 14th, 2019

Discussions of arterial disease may make you think about heart health. Though there’s never a bad time to consider the effects of lifestyle and disease on the heart, the rest of your circulatory system can suffer, too. Over eight million people in the United States have a condition called peripheral...

Experiencing Lightheadness or Dizziness? You could have Carotid Artery Disease Jan 18th, 2019

If you’re experiencing unexplained dizziness or lightheadedness, it may be time to see a doctor. These symptoms can have a range of causes, but some of them are serious and can even be life-threatening, like carotid artery disease. To find out if your symptoms are related to carotid artery disease,...

What Is Chronic Venous Disease and How Is It Treated? Dec 12th, 2018

If you have chronic venous disease, you’re probably wondering what, exactly, that means, as well as what you can do about it and what you should expect. First, you should know that there are effective treatments that can help you feel better! Chronic venous disease is a name for a...

How Diabetes Increases Your Risk for A Heart Attack and What You Can Do About It Nov 7th, 2018

Many people know the risk factors for a heart attack include everything from high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels to smoking, being overweight, and being under too much stress. What some may not realize, however, is that simply having diabetes can also increase your chances of suffering a heart...