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Should I Worry About Palpitations?

Having your heart race or pound isn’t uncommon, especially during times of intense physical activity. But is there a point when you should worry about heart palpitations? Find out here.
Nov 9th, 2022

How Does a Nuclear Stress Test Work?

Nuclear stress tests are invaluable when it comes to treatment planning and evaluating current treatments, but how do they work? Read on to explore what nuclear stress tests do, how they work, and what you can expect during one.
Oct 16th, 2022

Is an Irregular Heartbeat Dangerous?

The thought of an irregular heartbeat can be scary, but are they always dangerous? In this blog, we explain what are the many types and causes of irregular heartbeats and when they signal a serious issue.
Sep 1st, 2022

The Link Between Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

If you’re expecting a baby, you might expect morning sickness or round ligament pain … but varicose veins? Unfortunately, varicose veins are a common pregnancy symptom too. Explore the link between pregnancy and varicose veins and how they’re treated.
Aug 8th, 2022

8 Ways to Prevent High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a serious condition that can increase your risk of heart attacks, but thankfully it can be managed and even prevented with these eight lifestyle modifications. Read on to learn more.
Jul 1st, 2022

All About Stress EKGs

Stress electrocardiograms (EKGs) can be used to confirm a diagnosis, monitor the progress of any current treatments, or determine potential next steps. But what exactly is a stress EKG and how do you prepare for one? Find out here.
Jun 1st, 2022

What to Do When You Notice Signs of a Stroke

Once you spot the signs of a stroke 一 facial drooping, confusion, and slurred speech 一 what should you do? In this blog, we share three things to do if you (or a loved one) are having a stroke and three things you should avoid.
May 1st, 2022

4 Ways Exercise Can Improve Your Heart Health

Exercise is one of the most important forms of self-care, but how exactly does exercise improve your heart health? Read on to explore what’s happening to your heart when you exercise regularly.
Apr 7th, 2022

Can Anxiety Cause Heart Problems?

Does anxiety cause heart problems? Or do heart problems cause anxiety? The relationship is complex, but these two conditions are linked more than you might suspect. Read on to learn more.
Mar 8th, 2022

How Does Sleep Loss Impact Cardiovascular Health?

Believe it or not, a good night's sleep is more than just beauty sleep. Your sleep (or lack thereof) has serious ramifications for your heart health. Find out how sleep deprivation affects your heart and what you can do to sleep better.
Feb 7th, 2022

How Does Sodium Impact Blood Pressure?

Trying to lower your blood pressure levels? The answer may be sitting on your kitchen counter: salt. How do sodium and table salt affect your blood pressure? Find out why the “just right” level of sodium is so critical for your overall health.
Dec 13th, 2021

5 Tips for Heart-Healthy Holidays

Are you busy preparing for the upcoming holidays? Between shopping, menu planning, and attending parties and family gatherings, don’t forget to take a minute to practice a few heart-healthy habits this holiday season.
Nov 14th, 2021

Am I at Risk for Developing Varicose Veins?

If your parent or sibling has varicose veins, are you at risk too? Family history is just one risk factor for varicose veins. In this blog, we explore the many risk factors of varicose veins, including those you can control and those you can’t.
Oct 13th, 2021

7 Telltale Signs of a Stroke

You may have heard of the FAST protocol for identifying the signs of a stroke, but that’s not the only way to spot the signs of a stroke. Read on to learn about the seven signs of a stroke and what types of treatments you might expect at the hospital.
Sep 16th, 2021

Could One of These Be the Cause of Your High Blood Pressure?

There are many risk factors when it comes to high blood pressure. Knowing your risk factors can help you make the necessary lifestyle changes to regulate your blood pressure. Continue reading to explore the potential causes of hypertension.
Aug 17th, 2021

What Is a Stress Test?

A stress test is designed to check the functionality and strength of your heart, but what all is entailed in this test? In this blog, we explore what a stress test is and what the results of one can mean.
Jul 22nd, 2021

Heart Attack Vs. Heartburn

Severe heartburn and a heart attack can share overlapping symptoms. Understanding the signs of a heart attack can help you determine when to seek emergency medical care. Read on to learn how to differentiate between a heart attack and heartburn.
Jun 29th, 2021

The Impact of Stress on Your Heart

You probably know that chronic stress is a quick ticket to a headache, but did you know that stress affects your heart? In this blog, we explore what stress is and how it affects your heart health.
May 18th, 2021

Myths and Facts About Strokes

There is a lot of confusion regarding strokes. Do they hurt? Do they only affect older individuals? How are they prevented? Dr. Saint-Jacques sheds light on the topic in this article as he debunks six myths about strokes.
Apr 14th, 2021

Are Heart Murmurs Dangerous?

Are heart murmurs dangerous? The answer isn’t clear-cut. Some heart murmurs are innocent, while others require treatment. Find out what makes the difference and how we treat heart murmurs in our East Harlem, New York, office.
Mar 9th, 2021

The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure doesn’t hurt or cause uncomfortable symptoms, but it can damage your blood vessels and compromise your health. In this blog, we uncover the hidden dangers of high blood pressure — and what we can do to regulate your numbers.
Feb 12th, 2021

3 Subtle Heart Attack Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

Heart attacks can cause chest pain and tightness, but women can also experience more subtle (and often brushed off) symptoms of a heart attack. Keep reading to learn the lesser-known ways in which hearts can present themselves.
Dec 10th, 2020

Are Heart Palpitations Dangerous?

If you’ve ever given a speech or run a race, you’ve probably experienced a racing or pounding heart, but are all heart palpitations dangerous? Sometimes palpitations can be signs of a bigger problem. Learn more here.
Nov 10th, 2020

These Things Increase Your Risk for Varicose Veins

Did you know that varicose veins can run in families? That’s not the only risk factor though. Keep reading to find out what can cause varicose veins and how you can reduce your risk of developing them.
Oct 7th, 2020

The Link Between Hypertension and Heart Failure

You might not feel the effects of high blood pressure, but, left untreated, it can lead to heart failure. Here’s what you need to know about these two conditions, plus what we can do to help you.
Sep 18th, 2020

8 Symptoms of a Heart Murmur

Heart murmurs can be innocent, but they can also indicate an underlying heart condition. In this article we explore the causes of heart murmurs and the top eight symptoms — and how we can help you get the care you need.
Aug 21st, 2020

Cardiology and COVID-19:What You Should Know

The coronavirus causes COVID-19, a respiratory disease that impacts your lungs, heart, and vascular system. We know this is an usual time, and we’ve created this guide to keep you informed. Here’s what you need to know about cardiology and COVID-19.
Jul 30th, 2020

Recognizing the Early Signs of Peripherial Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a vascular condition in which blockages in your veins limit the blood flow through your legs. Keep reading to learn how to recognize the signs of PAD — and how we can support your vascular health.
Jun 25th, 2020

Is Heart Failure Reversible?

Heart failure doesn’t mean your heart stops, but it is a serious condition. Because heart failure can have severe consequences, it’s important to manage the condition. Read more to learn if heart failure is reversible — and how we can help.
May 27th, 2020

What an EKG Can Reveal About Your Heart Health

Are you scheduled for an upcoming EKG? This is a painless, diagnostic test that provides useful information about your heart. Keep reading to find out what this test can reveal.
Apr 23rd, 2020

How to Protect Your Heart From Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of irregular heartbeat in the United States. Though you may not have symptoms, you could still have AFib. Learn the signs and how to protect yourself from this potentially serious heart problem.
Mar 17th, 2020

Palpitations: What to Do When Your Heart Skips a Beat

Is your heart all aflutter as if you’re excited even when you’re not? Do you feel your heart skip a beat or pound harder in your chest? Heart palpitations like these are usually nothing to worry about. Learn what to do when your heart skips a beat.
Feb 4th, 2020

Is Stress Causing Your High Blood Pressure?

If you find yourself stressed out on a regular basis, it likely doesn’t do your mood any good. But do you know what it’s doing to your health? Find out the physical consequences of heavy stress, and more importantly, what you can do about it.
Dec 1st, 2019

How Women Experience Heart Attacks Differently

Symptoms of a heart attack are different in women than men, so women might not realize they’re experiencing a heart attack. Read on to learn how women experience heart attacks differently from men, so you can get the help you need in an emergency.
Nov 1st, 2019

Varicose Veins Aren’t Just a Cosmetic Issue

When people think about varicose veins, most imagine an unsightly cosmetic issue. Many people don’t realize varicose veins can actually be a serious health concern. Read on to learn more about varicose veins and the problems they can cause.
Oct 1st, 2019

8 Lifestyle Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol

If you have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, you’re at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other life-threatening conditions. Thankfully, you can lower your cholesterol by changing your habits.
Sep 1st, 2019

Who Should Have a Stress Test and How Often?

Do you wonder about having a stress test? If you struggle with heart problems, or have had heart issues in the past, stress tests with a cardiologist can diagnose problems that can’t be seen when your heart is at rest.
Aug 1st, 2019

Why are People Who are in Their 50s Having Strokes?

If it shocked you to hear that Luke Perry and John Singleton — two young celebrities — died of strokes recently, it may shock you, even more, to know it’s not uncommon. There’s a trend toward strokes among a younger crowd that you should know about.
Jun 12th, 2019