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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...

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Living With Type 2 Diabetes   A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be scary. It is a serious condition that can have major health impacts if left untreated, including heart disease and stroke. When diagnosed early and managed correctly, many patients live long,...

The Impact of Fiber on Heart Health

The Impact of Fiber on Heart Health

The Impact of Fiber on Heart Health You probably already know that fiber is good for your digestive system, but it’s important for a lot more than just keeping you regular. Fiber can have a huge impact on heart health by lowering cholesterol, blood sugar levels, blood...

Heart Health At Every Age

Heart Health At Every Age

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although it is more likely to affect people over 65 years old, heart problems can strike at any age. The lifestyle you lead in your younger years can have a significant impact on your risk as you get...