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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

It has an unusual name, but atrial fibrillation is a very common heart condition. In fact, it is the most common type of heart arrhythmia affecting millions of Americans every year. Heart arrhythmias are irregular heart rhythms. In atrial fibrillation, the heart beats...

The Importance of Forming Heart-Healthy Habits at a Young Age

The Importance of Forming Heart-Healthy Habits at a Young Age

Developing heart-healthy habits when we’re young makes it easier to maintain good habits as we get older. It actually has an impact on our health as adults. Studies show that children and teens with risk factors (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, being...

10 Tips For Staying Active At Your Desk Job

10 Tips For Staying Active At Your Desk Job

By now, we’ve probably all seen the headlines stating that “sitting is the new smoking.” Whether it’s due to your desk job or too many hours on the couch binge-watching television shows (or even worse, both), a sedentary lifestyle has become one of the major risk...

WHAT IS A HEART CATH?

WHAT IS A HEART CATH?

WHAT IS A HEART CATH?   A heart cath, or cardiac catheterization, is a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. During cardiac catheterization, a narrow tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the arm or groin and threaded to the...

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Heart

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Heart

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE HEART   By now, most of us understand that the severity of illness associated with COVID-19 and how long symptoms might last can vary greatly from one person to the next. It has also become clear that severe COVID-19 symptoms...

10 Tips for Improving Vein Health

10 Tips for Improving Vein Health

10 Tips for Improving Vein Health   You probably don’t give much thought to your veins, at least not until you start having problems with them. Our veins carry oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart from all over our body, which makes them not only impressive...

Taking the Stress out of Stress Tests

Taking the Stress out of Stress Tests

When your doctor recommends a stress test, it can be difficult to not feel anxious about it. You might be unsure of what is involved, why it is being performed, what the results might show or all of the aforementioned reasons. At Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists,...

American Heart Month: What You Should Know

American Heart Month: What You Should Know

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths, with more than 650,000 people dying from heart disease every year. While these statistics are frightening, there are things you can do to help prevent heart disease....

Little Changes Add Up to Big Benefits for Heart Health

Little Changes Add Up to Big Benefits for Heart Health

LITTLE CHANGES ADD UP TO BIG BENEFITS FOR HEART HEALTH   At this time of the year, many of us are focused on improving our health. While the main focus is often on weight loss (which is good for your heart), there are other things you can be doing to make sure your...

HEARTBURN OR HEART ATTACK?

HEARTBURN OR HEART ATTACK?

Symptoms of heartburn and heart attack can be similar, making it difficult to know if you’re experiencing a severe episode of acid reflux or something much more dangerous. A heart attack can feel like the burning pain usually associated with heartburn, so it is...