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Cardiac Tests Explained: From EKGs to Stress Tests and Beyond

To evaluate your heart’s health, we rely on the most trusted cardiac tests, including EKGs and stress tests. Both measure functions of your heart, allowing us to get an idea of how efficiently the organ is working or whether there are problems we need to address. We often recommend these tests if we are concerned […]

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Can a Stress Test Show a Blockage?

The most common type of heart disease, coronary artery disease, is a blockage of the arteries that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart. It affects 18.2 million people in the United States. One of the most trusted methods of determining whether you have coronary artery disease is to have a stress test. What can […]

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When Should I Go to a Specialist for Heart Care?

Cardiovascular diseases affect nearly half of all American adults. The danger these diseases pose makes it crucial to recognize the signs that you may need help from specialists. Learn what services a cardiologist can offer and how to know if it is time to reach out for heart care.  What a Cardiologist Offers A cardiologist […]

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7 Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease

Approximately 82.6 million people in the United States have some form of heart disease. It’s one of the leading causes of death worldwide, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. There are ways of preventing this condition, however. Here are some of the most important strategies to consider. 1. Maintain a Healthy Weight People who […]

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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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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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