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Heart Healthy Habits Every Woman Should Embrace

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, yet many women don’t know what they can do to protect their heart health. In this post, we review eight heart-healthy lifestyle changes you can make starting today.
Dec 1st, 2022

How Pregnancy Impacts Your Cardiovascular System

Pregnancy is a time of rapid change — for you and for your developing baby. Some of those changes involve your cardiovascular system. Knowing how those changes occur can help you and your doctor spot problems early.
Nov 1st, 2022

6 Symptoms of Mitral Regurgitation

Mitral regurgitation is a common heart valve problem with serious complications. Recognizing its symptoms can help you get treatment early, so you can prevent heart failure and other potential problems. Here are six symptoms you should know about.
Oct 6th, 2022

How Diabetes Affects Your Heart Health

Both heart disease and diabetes affect millions of people — and some suffer from both diseases. Here’s how the two conditions are linked — and how we can help you keep your heart healthy if you have diabetes.
Sep 1st, 2022

Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight

Weight loss may not be easy, but it is extremely important for keeping your heart healthy (and the rest of your body, too). If your weight-loss journey has been filled with potholes and detours, medical weight loss can help. Here’s how.
Aug 1st, 2022

3 Common Vein Problems

Your veins play an essential role in healthy circulation, so it’s no surprise that even common vein problems can have serious consequences. Here are three common vein issues you need to know about.
Jul 1st, 2022

How Stress Affects Your Heart

Chronic stress is, unfortunately, pretty common — so common, most of us take it for granted. Unfortunately, stress takes a big toll on your heart. Here’s what you should know about the link between stress and heart disease — and what to do about it.
Jun 1st, 2022

Telltale Signs You're Having a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are a leading cause of disability and death for both women and men. Knowing what symptoms to look for is an important part of getting prompt medical care. Here are six signs you should know about.
Apr 1st, 2022

7 Things That May Be Causing Your Vein Condition

Good circulation is essential to your health. If you’re one of the millions of people affected by damaged veins, you’re right to be concerned. Here are some of the most common factors that may contribute to your symptoms.
Mar 1st, 2022

How to Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

It’s American Heart Month, and that means it’s a great time to show your heart some love! These seven tips offer simple ways to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Feb 1st, 2022

How Nuclear Medicine Works

Nuclear medicine plays an important role in managing cardiovascular health for many patients with heart disease, yet how it works is still a mystery to lots of people. If nuclear testing is in your future, here’s what you should know.
Jan 1st, 2022

The Dangers of Being Obese

Losing weight isn’t easy — but if you’re obese or even overweight, dropping those extra pounds is really important for your health. Find out why — and see how our team can help you lose that weight for good.
Dec 1st, 2021

How Ultrasounds Have Changed Over the Years

Ultrasounds are widely used to help diagnose and manage a range of medical issues, including cardiovascular issues. But was it always this way? Learn about the history of ultrasound and how we use it in our practice.
Nov 1st, 2021

The Link Between Cholesterol and Heart Problems

Managing your cholesterol levels is important for your cardiovascular health, and it becomes even more important as you get older. This post explains why and offers some simple changes to help you stay healthy.
Oct 3rd, 2021

Life After a Heart Attack

It’s normal to feel confused and overwhelmed after a heart attack. The good news is, there are plenty of things you can do to get your life back on track. If you’ve had a heart attack, here are seven steps you can take to improve your well-being.
Sep 1st, 2021

Warning Signs of DVT

Without treatment, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can cause serious, life-threatening complications. To get treatment as early as possible, you must learn to recognize the early warning signs of DVT.
Jul 6th, 2021

Classic vs. Lesser Known Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are a major cause of death and disability among both men and women. Knowing the signs of a heart attack — including the less common ones — is an important part of getting care quickly. Here’s what to look for.
May 1st, 2021

When to Consider Intravascular Ultrasound

Intravascular ultrasound uses state-of-the-art technology to see “inside” your blood vessels, helping your doctor diagnose and treat problems affecting your arteries and veins. Here’s when it’s used — and how it might benefit you.
Apr 1st, 2021

Mitral Valve Repair With MitraClip Therapy: What to Expect

Mitral valve regurgitation affects millions of people, impairing circulation and causing serious long-term complications. The MitraClip device was developed to treat mitral valve malfunction without invasive surgery. Here’s how it works.
Mar 11th, 2021

How High Thyroid Levels Affect the Heart

Hyperthyroidism can take a big toll on your heart health. Recognizing the symptoms of thyroid-related heart problems is an important step in getting prompt treatment. Here’s what you should know.
Jan 31st, 2021

Signs of Severe Hypertension

Severe hypertension is a complication of high blood pressure that can lead to organ failure and death without prompt medical treatment. If you have high blood pressure, these are the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Jan 13th, 2021

What Happens During a Nuclear Stress Test?

Nuclear stress tests might sound a little scary, but they’re actually straightforward, safe, and effective for diagnosing and managing cardiovascular problems. If a nuclear stress test is in your future, here’s what to expect.
Dec 1st, 2020

Little-Known Signs of a Heart Attack

You know the dramatic, obvious signs of a heart attack. But many people, especially women, never experience highly noticeable symptoms. Learn what other signs may predict a heart attack.
Nov 1st, 2020

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

Obesity and Your Heart: Why Weight Loss Could Save Your Life

As obesity rates keep rising in America, it’s critical to know how this health condition affects your risk for other diseases — and how it puts your life at risk. Learn more about the relationship between obesity and heart disease.
Oct 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