Cardiovascular

Checking Your Carotid Arteries

One of the diagnostic procedures Dr. Stevens employs for our patients is the carotid ultrasound. These safe, painless procedures give him a good picture of how blood is flowing through these critical arteries. What are the carotid arteries? We have two carotid arteries, one located on each side of our neck. These arteries deliver blood …

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Is Carotid Stenosis a Serious Condition?

Our bodies carry blood from the heart to the brain using two large arteries known as the Carotid arteries. When you place your fingers against your throat and feel your pulse, these are the arteries you feel. When plaque builds up inside the artery walls, these pathways narrow. The condition is called carotid stenosis or carotid …

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What Does An Irregular Heartbeat Feel Like?

What Does An Irregular Heartbeat Feel Like? Everyone’s heart beats at its own pace, but there are certain patterns that are considered “regular,” verus some anomalies that are considered “irregular.” Having an irregular heartbeat can be dangerous. While the likelihood of developing an irregular heart rhythm increases with age, it can occur to anyone, including …

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Am I at Risk for a Heart Attack?

Find out some common risk factors for a heart attack, then learn what you can do to boost your cardiovascular health. Nearly half of all Americans possess a major risk factor for heart attack, according to the CDC. There isn’t a singular cause of cardiovascular disease, but a combination of genetic factors, medical conditions, and …

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