Blog Articles

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

High-visibility varicose veins certainly have a way of making themselves known. But should you be worried if you or someone you love develops them?

Oct 1st, 2020
Is Heatstroke a Real Danger?

The hot Arizona sun can do more than give you a nasty sunburn. Heatstroke, even in Arizona’s dry heat, can be more dangerous than you think.

Jul 9th, 2020
Why Does My Heart Race?

We all know the feeling of a rapid heartbeat. But when does that point to something deeper than mild anxiety or nervousness? Learn about why your heart races and when you should be worried.

May 26th, 2020
Back Pain: Could it be Your Heart?

Back pain, especially in women, could be the warning sign of an impending heart attack. Learn more about this connection and how it could help save your life.

Apr 21st, 2020
What to Expect During Your Stress Echocardiogram

We use a stress echocardiogram to check the function of your heart. If you've been advised to undergo a stress echocardiogram, here's what you can expect to experience during the testing process.

Jan 1st, 2020
Is Stress Causing Your High Blood Pressure?

The dog's barking, you spilled your coffee, and you can’t find that important work document. This type of stress is linked to high blood pressure, which puts you at risk for serious conditions. Learn how to tame your stress and improve your health.

Dec 1st, 2019
What's Causing Your Chest Pain?

Chest pain can be concerning, no matter the severity, frequency, or cause. Take a moment to learn about the many different causes of chest pain, and when you should see a doctor.

Nov 1st, 2019
Here's How Your Cholesterol Levels Affect Your Heart

High cholesterol has no symptoms, so how do you know if you have it? Are you at risk of heart disease as a result of your cholesterol levels? Here’s what you need to know about how cholesterol levels affect your heart and what to do about it.

Sep 1st, 2019
Recovering from a Heart Attack

Recovering from a heart attack can take months. Find out what to expect as you return to normal activities, and learn ways to reduce your risk of another cardiac event.

Aug 6th, 2019
Weight Loss and Its Effect on Your Heart

If you’re overweight or obese, shedding some pounds may be the best thing you can do for your heart — or the worst. How you lose weight matters to your heart. Find out how to keep your heart healthy as you lose.

Jun 13th, 2019
Is Angina a Precursor to a Heart Attack?

Are you having problems with the chest pain of angina? Does it come and go? Are you worried about a heart problem? Find out why even angina that comes and goes deserves an evaluation by a cardiologist.

Apr 1st, 2019
5 Important Things to Know About a Stress Test

If your physician orders a cardiac stress test, it’s for a good reason. Stress tests provide important information about how well your heart is working and can help diagnose heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.

Mar 1st, 2019
Keeping the Nation's Heroes Heart Strong

Cardiovascular disease takes more lives of women than all of the cancers combined. Dr. Gomes discusses the early warning signs and symptoms for women with a focus on our military personnel.

Jun 3rd, 2020
What Women Should Know About Their Heart Health

As a woman, you can have a big heart, a heart of gold, or a heavy heart, but if you don’t take care of it, you may discover a whole new meaning for a broken heart. Learn why heart disease is the leading killer of women and how you can stay safe.

Jul 10th, 2019