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Do You Have Tired, Aching Legs? Consider VenaSeal™ Dec 1st, 2022

Veins are the body’s highways. They transport blood through a network from all parts of the body back to the heart, where it is reoxygenated. While the body's natural movement helps blood return to the heart, in some cases, the veins are unable to do their job, and blood pools...

4 Conditions a Vascular Ultrasound Can Help Diagnose Nov 3rd, 2022

Ultrasound is most well known for its use in pregnancy. However, it’s also useful in diagnosing a range of vascular issues. Vascular ultrasound enables cardiologists to view inside veins.  Here at Advanced Heart & Cardiovascular Associates, heart specialist Nader Chadda, MD, FACC, FSCAI, uses vascular ultrasound routinely to provide our patients with...

4 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Oct 6th, 2022

Despite heart disease being the No. 1 cause of death, it’s largely preventable. That means you have the power to make positive changes that drastically lower your chances of developing it.  The journey to better heart health starts with knowing the facts about how your lifestyle influences your risk of...

Why Am I Suddenly Getting Varicose Veins? Sep 7th, 2022

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, and bulging discolored veins that are visible through the skin. They most commonly develop on the legs and can have a major impact on the limbs’ appearance.  Patients who notice varicose veins out of the blue often wonder how they developed them. Varicose veins may...

How ClosureFast™ Can Eliminate Your Varicose Veins Aug 4th, 2022

Millions of people in the United States suffer from varicose veins, which are not only unsightly, but also can cause symptoms such as pain, aching, cramping, swelling, and itching. Until recently, the only treatment option for varicose veins was vein stripping, which, while helpful in some patients, is associated with...

What Puts Me at Risk for Spider Veins? Jul 6th, 2022

Spider and varicose veins are incredibly common. Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins, which develop when the vein valves that keep blood flowing in one direction toward the heart stop working as they should.  This causes increased pressure inside veins, causing the veins to develop an unsightly appearance. They can...

5 Ways to Help Prevent Stroke Jun 1st, 2022

Stroke affects close to 800,000 people in the United States each year. It’s one of the devastating consequences of cardiovascular disease. Roughly 1-in-6 deaths from cardiovascular disease in 2020 was due to stroke. A stroke occurs when something blocks blood flow to a part of the brain, or a blood vessel that supplies blood...

What a Vascular Ultrasound Can Tell You About Your Veins May 4th, 2022

A vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive and safe procedure for examining blood circulation throughout the body. It’s designed to assess blood flow to specific organs and tissues, as well as to detect and locate any blockages or abnormalities within the blood vessels. Cardiovascular physician Nader Chadda, MD, specializes in vascular...

When an IVC Filter Placement Might Be Necessary Apr 1st, 2022

An inferior vena cava filter can save lives. The IVC is the largest vein in the body. An IVC filter is a small device placed to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs, which can be life-threatening.  At Advanced Heart and Vascular Associates, Nader Chadda, MD, specializes in vascular...

How Vascular Stenting Treats My Aneurysm Mar 3rd, 2022

Endovascular stent surgery, or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), is a minimally invasive surgical treatment used to treat an aneurysm in the primary blood vessel (aorta) that transports oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Endovascular stent surgery is less invasive than open surgery. The most appropriate...

The Link Between Obesity and Stroke Feb 1st, 2022

While it has long been suspected that being overweight could potentially increase one’s chances of having a stroke, a Brigham & Women's Hospital study offers some of the first solid evidence to support this link. Through his South Florida practice, Advanced Heart and Vascular Associates, cardiovascular physician Nadder Chadda, MD,...

Get Rid of Your Spider Veins This Year With Sclerotherapy Jan 1st, 2022

Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins that can develop on any part of your body but are most common on the legs. Having spider veins can make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your legs to the extent that you avoid wearing clothing like shorts, skirts, and...

What Can I Expect During a Vascular Ultrasound? Dec 1st, 2021

A vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive test to check the arteries and veins in your body. This test can help detect abnormalities, such as narrowing or blockages of the blood vessels. Vascular ultrasound allows your provider to evaluate blood vessels in nearly any part of your body. No needles, anesthesia,...

How Endovenous Thermal Ablation Treats Varicose Veins Nov 1st, 2021

Varicose veins are not only unsightly, but they are also a sign of vein problems. Fortunately, available treatment, such as endovenous thermal ablation, reduces the appearance of varicose veins and boosts your vascular health in the process.  Cardiovascular physician Nader Chadda, MD, and the team at Advanced Heart and Vascular...

Steps You Can Take to Prevent a Stroke Oct 1st, 2021

Each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke. High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and diabetes are major causes of stroke. Fortunately, you can take steps right now to protect your cardiovascular system and lower your chances of having a stroke. Cardiovascular physician Nader Chadda,...

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...