Cardiovascular

The Earlier, The Better: Why Early Detection And Intervention Is Key For Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of Americans die from heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular problems every year. While there is no cure for cardiovascular disease, early detection and intervention can often improve the prognosis for patients. This post will discuss the importance …

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Anxiety and the Fear of Having a Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

When your heart doesn’t feel right, that can be very scary. You may feel like your heart is beating so fast that you can’t count how many times it beats. This is normal since your body is constantly fighting to defend itself.  But did you know that anxiety can cause your heart to beat really …

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The Many Benefits Of Exercising: Why You Should Start Today

Being physically active can result in many health benefits. Many people go to the gym to get more lean muscle and lose weight. But you can achieve much more by exercising than getting that summer body. Exercise is good for you physically and mentally, beyond what people think. It gives you good mental health benefits. …

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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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