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How Stress Tests Work Aug 11th, 2022

If you've ever wondered how stress tests work, wonder no more! In this blog post, we'll take a look at the science behind them and find out what they can tell us about our hearts.   Stress tests are usually performed on a treadmill or stationary bike. You'll be asked...

6 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet Jul 29th, 2022

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. This is partly due to the high amount of unhealthy foods that we eat on a regular basis. If you want to improve your heart health, it is important to add some healthy foods to your diet. In this blog...

The Effect of Stress on The Heart Jul 15th, 2022

Most of us are aware at this point that stress influences our health. Specifically, stress can negatively impact our heart health. How we cope with stress can make a big difference when it comes to staying healthy and living longer.   What Is Stress?   Acute Stress We are made...

About Peripheral Artery Disease Jun 30th, 2022

What is Peripheral Artery Disease? Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that affects millions of people in the United States. Left untreated, peripheral artery disease can lead to serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and amputation. But with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, most people...

5 Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Heart Disease Jun 15th, 2022

1. Quit smoking   About a third of the deaths from heart disease are caused by smoking. This is quite shocking when you consider that we have known about the negative effects of smoking for decades now. It’s also important to not that it is not only cigarettes that are...

How Physical Activity Benefits Your Heart Health Jun 6th, 2022

How physical activity benefits your heart health Did you know that being physically active is one of the best things you can do for your heart health? In fact, regular physical activity can help reduce your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. Keep reading to learn more about...

Women and Heart Disease Sep 21st, 2021

Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States, and it is commonly believed to be a male problem. However, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality among women in the United States and globally. In 2017, 299,578 women died as a result of heart...

VATS Procedure Aug 31st, 2021

Introduction Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical method that has made significant progress in the diagnosis and management of numerous pulmonary and cardiac disorders during the last two decades. A thoracotomy was the conventional method to a thoracic pathology prior to this procedure. In the past, the...

Risk Factors of Ischemic Heart Disease! Jul 21st, 2021

Risk factors of ischemic heart disease   Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death in adults in the United States, accounting for roughly 610,000 fatalities each year. More than 90% of IHD cases occurred in those who had at least one risk factor. The lack of major...

What are some signs of a heart attack? Jul 7th, 2021

What are some signs of a heart attack?   Blood is required for the heart, as well as all other organs and tissues in the body, to work. When one of the arteries supplying blood to the heart gets blocked, it causes a heart attack, also known as a myocardial...

What is Thoracic Surgery? Jun 30th, 2021

Introduction Thoracic surgery is a term that is used interchangeably with cardiothoracic surgery. Cardiothoracic surgery is a highly specialized discipline dedicated to treating a wide range of thoracic diseases. This involves any procedure to the chest area, between the neck and the abdomen. In this article, we will go over...

5 Signs You Should Visit a Cardiologist May 28th, 2021

Your heart is a hardworking muscle that beats over 100,000 times per day. Heart disease is so very common, with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. In most cases, heart disease...