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Why Do I Have Spider Veins? Sep 1st, 2021

Spider veins are twisted, visible veins that most commonly appear on the legs. They look like tree branches, lending to an unfavorable appearance. Many people with spider veins want to know why they have them and whether they can have them removed. The good news is, treatment not only only...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Aug 26th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What Causes an Aneurysm? Aug 1st, 2021

An aneurysm is a bulging or ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel greater than 50% wider than normal. It can occur in any blood vessel, but most commonly happens in an artery. A ruptured aneurysm is a life-threatening medical emergency.  Small aneurysms often cause no symptoms, so it’s...

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Stroke Jul 6th, 2021

High blood pressure is the single greatest risk factor for stroke. More than 100 million adults in the U.S., have high blood pressure (hypertension), according to statistics reported by the American Heart Association.  It’s the most common cause of cardiovascular-related deaths. Many people with hypertension are unaware of it. Screening...

What Can I Do About Varicose Veins? Jun 9th, 2021

Varicose veins are not only unsightly, but they’re also a sign that the valves in your leg veins aren’t working properly. Addressing varicose veins restores the appearance of your legs and improves your vascular health. For many people, the main concern about varicose veins is the way they look, but...

Different Types of Vascular Diseases May 24th, 2021

High blood pressure is by far the most common type of vascular disease, affecting nearly half of adults in the United States – roughly 100 million. Peripheral artery disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease are other vascular diseases that impact health. As coronary artery disease is the leading cause of...

What Can Be Learned From a Stress Test? Apr 21st, 2021

An exercise stress test is commonly used to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease. When this test is performed, your doctor can tell more about how well your heart works under elevated demand and whether you may have a significant blockage of one or...

5 Risk Factors for Heart Disease You Can Change Mar 9th, 2021

Heart disease kills more than 650,000 people in the United States each year. Some heart disease factors such as age and family history are outside of your control. However, having uncontrollable risk factors doesn’t mean you’re destined to develop heart disease. There are other factors that you can control, and...

Do You Suffer from Leg Swelling? It Could Be a Sign of Venous Insufficiency Feb 11th, 2021

Mild, occasional leg swelling usually isn’t a cause for concern. Changes in hormones and fluid retention during pregnancy commonly cause puffy legs, for example. Regular leg swelling, however, can be a sign of a bigger problem like venous insufficiency that needs careful evaluation. The esteemed physicians at Advanced Heart and...

Recognizing the Signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Jan 25th, 2021

Approximately 6.5 million adults in the United States have peripheral artery disease (PAD), and this number is likely higher due to undiagnosed cases. Despite becoming increasingly common, many people aren’t aware of the signs and symptoms of this condition. PAD can contribute to a number of serious issues, including heart...

What Is The Difference Between Cardiac And Vascular? Sep 2nd, 2020

Many people assume these two descriptions are the same, but there is a significant difference. Knowing the various health specializations and their correct terminology will be beneficial when it’s time for you to choose a doctor. Vascular surgeons and cardiologists are quite specialized in their respective fields, but they are...

Do Cardiologist Do Surgery? Jun 6th, 2020

Without a doubt, cardiologists are some of the most popular medical specialists. Simply put, a cardiologist is a medical doctor whose primary work is to diagnose heart disorders and use the right medications to treat them. Besides, a cardiologist can carry out various interventions on the heart arteries. This is...

When Should You Go To A Cardiologist? May 14th, 2020

The heart is, without any doubt, one of the most hardworking organs in the body. It beats more than 100,000 times each day and never takes a break. It is important to take good care of this crucial organ. Considering heart disease is the leading cause of death in the...