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How to Prepare for an Echocardiogram

The echocardiogram is one of the most commonly performed, non-invasive cardiac diagnostic tools, with 25 million of them performed worldwide each year. It is a procedure that uses sound waves to detect heart conditions and can be part of annual physical exams or scheduled if a patient has symptoms of heart disease.  If you need […]

  • Posted on: Apr 27 2023
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How to Interpret Stress Test Results

A stress test is a test that can determine the risk of heart disease as well as existing heart conditions. For most people, the test is done by walking at a steady pace on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike while electrodes attached to your chest monitor your heart’s electrical rhythms.  The results can […]

  • Posted on: Mar 23 2023
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3 Important Facts About Stress Tests

One vital non-invasive diagnostic tool cardiologists and other medical professionals have used for decades to help detect heart conditions is the stress test. A stress test can display how your heart functions during exercise, providing the physician with the information they need to offer the right treatment options for patients. If you need to have […]

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2023
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High Blood Pressure

Are At-Home Blood Pressure Monitors Accurate?

Suppose that you have hypertension, a family history of heart disease, or just find your blood pressure slowly creeping upward. In any of these cases, your physician may recommend you begin tracking and journaling your blood pressure daily.  Cardiovascular Wellness’s expert cardiologists work with each patient to develop a comprehensive, individualized care plan. Our Hicksville […]

  • Posted on: Feb 6 2023
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Prevention of Heart Disease

6 Foods that Prevent Heart Disease

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. However, just because heart disease is prevalent doesn’t mean it’s inevitable.  You can prevent heart disease by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That means exercising regularly, not smoking, getting good quality sleep, and undergoing regular […]

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2023
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Can Your New Fitbit Detect AFib?

Can a wearable fitness tracker actually detect cardiovascular conditions like arrhythmias? Holidays, like Christmas, have been anything but normal for the past few years. The typical flurry of parties and gatherings has been severely limited, if not canceled altogether. For most of us, losing the ability to get together with family and friends has been […]

  • Posted on: Dec 17 2022
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Leg Swelling: When to See a Doctor

Minor leg swelling is relatively common and easily treated with a bit of rest and elevation. However, swollen legs and ankles sometimes signify a more significant medical issue and require prompt medical attention.  At Cardiovascular Wellness in Hicksville and Lake Success, New York, we work with patients navigating all types of cardiovascular concerns, including leg […]

  • Posted on: Dec 5 2022
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Monitoring Your Blood Pressure

If there may not be any symptoms how will I know if my blood pressure is too high? We usually associate silence with the lack of sound. Sometimes that’s a wonderful thing, like what we experience while meditating or taking a walk during a snowfall. Other times, silence can mean that something is happening that […]

  • Posted on: Nov 17 2022
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Heart Palpitations vs. Heart Arrhythmia

The heart is a muscle that pumps blood through your entire body, providing it with the oxygen and nutrition it needs to survive. This pumping mechanism functions via your heart’s electrical system.  There are instances, however, when this electrical system malfunctions. These malfunctions, whether caused by illnesses, medications, or other chemicals, can affect the heart’s […]

  • Posted on: Nov 9 2022
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Blood Clots: Types and Causes

Can a blood clot be caused by a heart arrhythmia? The ability of blood to clot is extremely important. Otherwise, what we now view as small cuts and minor injuries could actually become life-threatening if we cannot stop the loss of blood. That said, when this process produces blood clots that are not successfully dissolved […]

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2022
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