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Watchman   Can the WATCHMAN™ help you? Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Often shortened to A-Fib, atrial fibrillation is an irregular beating in the upper chambers of the heart that can increase the risk for blood clots, stroke...

Venous insufficiency

Venous insufficiency

Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in your veins stop working properly, causing blood to flow backward and pool in your legs, rather than flowing normally back up to your heart. This insufficient blood flow can also affect the veins in the arms, but it is...

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a newer, minimally invasive procedure that is changing the lives of patients with severe aortic stenosis. Unlike surgical aortic valve replacement, TAVR is performed through a catheter, providing an effective option for...

Sodium: Low Is The Way To Go

Sodium: Low Is The Way To Go

Salt is an essential mineral. Made up of roughly 40% sodium and 60% chloride, salt is important for health and well-being. Too much sodium, however, is not only bad for your heart, it’s also bad for your overall health. It can increase your risk for high blood...

Healthy Habits for the New Year

Healthy Habits for the New Year

A new year is here, which means many of us have started on a host of New Year’s resolutions. For a lot of people, these resolutions involve getting in shape or losing weight, especially after what is often an overindulgent holiday season. While looking and feeling...

The Link Between Diabetes & Heart Disease

The Link Between Diabetes & Heart Disease

As you are probably aware, diabetes is a group of diseases that cause high blood glucose, which is essentially too much sugar in the blood. What you might not know is that if you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, and your risk of...

The Sleep Apnea & Heart Failure Connection

The Sleep Apnea & Heart Failure Connection

The Sleep Apnea & Heart Failure Connection   If you are waking up often during the night or annoying your loved ones with epic snoring, you could be suffering from a condition called sleep apnea. It is a relatively common sleep disorder, but its implications can...

Atrial Fibrillation Explained

Atrial Fibrillation Explained

Atrial Fibrillation Explained   Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, which is a condition in which the heart beats too fast, too slow or in an irregular manner. In the case of atrial fibrillation, the arrhythmia is an irregular...

Stress Tests: What Are They, and Do You Need One?

Stress Tests: What Are They, and Do You Need One?

Stress tests are used to help diagnose heart problems and monitor patients with heart conditions. During a stress test, your heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing are monitored and evaluated before, during and after exercise, which is usually...

The Importance of Healthy Veins & Arteries

The Importance of Healthy Veins & Arteries

Many patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) rarely experience any symptoms, and typically the symptoms are quite mild. When symptoms do occur, they are often dismissed as merely the aches and pains of getting older. That’s why keeping your blood vessels...