Category Archives: Heart Disease

Blood Clot

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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Heart Disease in Women: Symptoms & Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., causing one in every five deaths. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all types of cancers combined, and yet most women are not aware of the importance of heart health.  From genes to lifestyle choices, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 6 2022
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EKG Machine

What Can an EKG Detect?

One of the most important tools cardiologists use to detect various heart conditions is the electrocardiogram or EKG. An EKG is a scan designed to detect and record your heart’s electrical activity, monitoring its function.  The purpose of the EKG is to measure the beating of your heart, ensuring it is functioning at a healthy […]

  • Posted on: Sep 3 2022
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Which Comes First: Diabetes or High Blood Pressure?

Why do people who have diabetes so often also have high blood pressure? Even when you don’t know the exact meaning of a word, lots of times it can give itself away just by the sound of it. Or, it might contain part or all of a word that you are familiar with. “Comorbidity” is […]

  • Posted on: Aug 17 2022
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How Much Should You Worry About Your Triglyceride Level?

When it comes to heart disease prevention, how important are triglyceride levels? We may worry about it more as we get older, but most of us learn early on that it is important to prevent the development of heart disease. Recently, the COVID pandemic has been front and center for all of us. During the […]

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2022
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Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

How can I judge the likelihood of my having a heart attack and what can I do to reduce the odds? The world can seem like a really scary place. Besides still being in the midst of a global pandemic, there are wars, threats of wars, hunger, disease, and any number of other serious issues. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2022
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Can Cardiomyopathy Lead to Heart Failure?

What causes cardiomyopathy and can it lead to heart failure? Cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the heart muscle, making it difficult to do its main job of pumping blood throughout the body. As the disease progresses, the heart muscle may begin to stiffen or become thicker or thinner than normal. This can result in […]

  • Posted on: May 6 2022
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Fatty Foods and Their Harmful Effects on the Heart

It’s a well-known fact that fatty foods contribute to a person’s risk of heart disease and cardiovascular illnesses like atherosclerosis. Most people are aware that a diet high in saturated and trans fat predisposes them to high cholesterol, heart disease, and other health issues over time, but what about in the short term?  An Experiment […]

  • Posted on: Apr 29 2022
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COVID-19 and Heart Damage

Does COVID-19 contribute to heart attacks and other types of heart damage? If there is anything we have become certain about when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that there is so much that we do not know. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, SARS-CoV-2, which translates to “severe acute respiratory […]

  • Posted on: Apr 8 2022
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Doppler Ultrasound: When It Is Used and What to Expect

A doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging test that uses ultrasonic sound waves to create images of the body. Healthcare professionals use this technology to learn about a patient’s blood flow and look for blockages or other types of irregularities. When Is a Doppler Ultrasound Ordered? While a Doppler ultrasound can be used to assist […]

  • Posted on: Mar 28 2022
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