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 […]

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 […]

5 Surprising Facts About Heart Disease

Fact 1: In the United States, one person dies from heart disease every 34 seconds on average. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US, accounting for about 700,000 deaths every year. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is responsible for nearly half of those deaths, with CAD affecting more than […]

Sleep Loss and Heart Disease: Understanding the Link

Every year in the United States, about 700,000 people die from heart disease, the leading cause of death for both women and men. In fact, cardiovascular diseases affect about half of all American adults, increasing their risks of death and disability. Those numbers are alarming, but what’s also surprising is that many of the factors that contribute to heart […]

How Does COVID-19 Affect the Heart?

Most people think about COVID-19 as a respiratory disease, but the fact is, it can take a big toll on your heart health, too — even if you don’t have existing heart disease and even if your COVID-19 infection was mild. Understanding the relationship between COVID-19 infection and your heart health is important for recognizing symptoms that need […]

How Improved Sleep Can Benefit Your Heart

Up to 70 million adults are living with a sleep issue — a disorder, a regular late shift, or health problems that affect sleep. As a result, at least this many people don’t receive the amount of sleep as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Not getting enough sleep isn’t just bad for […]

5 Signs of Cardiomyopathy

Though the term ‘heart disease’ can be concerning for any patient to hear from their doctor, for many patients, the initial reaction to this diagnosis is a surprise. Although they may have noticed some mild discomfort, they might never have guessed that they were living with a cardiovascular problem. Surprising though a diagnosis may be […]

Why Does My Heart Race at Night?

Many people experience heart palpitations at some point in their lives, and they’re usually fleeting and short, without causing any long-term effects. Some, though, experience heart palpitations as a result of a cardiac condition. If your heart has been racing when you’re sitting, lying down, or sleeping, it might be time to get in touch with a trusted […]