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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you tired of hiding the bulging twisted veins on your legs? Now is the perfect time to say goodbye to varicose veins. Read on to learn more about the different treatment options ― and how they can eradicate problematic veins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When your heart makes more than the familiar “lub-DUB” sound, or you regularly have heart palpitations, you might have a heart murmur. Most heart murmurs don’t require treatment, but some indicate an underlying problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Symptoms of high blood pressure usually occur only when the condition reaches critical levels. That’s why millions of Americans are unaware they’re affected. A simple and painless test can effectively monitor this potentially fatal condition.
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.