Hypertension

Hypertension

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls….

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Lipid Management

Lipid Management

The lipid profile is used to help determine an individual’s risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk. The results of the lipid profile are considered along with other known risk factors for heart disease to develop a plan for treatment…

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Heart Failure Management

Heart Failure Management

If you have heart failure, your doctor will monitor you closely. You will have follow-up appointments at least every 3 to 6 months, but sometimes much more often. You will also have tests to check your heart function. Knowing your body and the symptoms that your heart failure is getting worse will help you stay healthier and…

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Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease very commonly accompanys coronary artery disease. Patients will often report pains in the lower extremities especially with walking. It may progress to an extent where some patients may even have pain at rest or poorly healing wounds or ulcers of their feet. We are now able to easily remediate blockages in the…

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Cardiac Arrhythmia

Cardiac Arrhythmia

Cardiovascular Medical Group can help you determine if you have arrhythmia. What is Arrhythmia? Arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the heart. It may feel like a temporary pause so brief that it doesn’t change the overall heart rate. It may also cause slow or fast heart rate. There are two basic kinds of arrhythmias: Bradycardia (when…

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Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular Heart Disease

Your heart has four valves. Normally, these valves open to let blood flow through or out of your heart, and then shut to keep it from flowing backward. But sometimes they don’t work properly. If they don’t, you could have Regurgitation – when blood leaks back through the valve in the wrong direction Mitral valve…

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Coumadin Clinic

Coumadin Clinic

Blood thinning medications such as warfarin (Coumadin®) and some of the newer agents may be prescribed for various heart and vascular conditions. We offer office-based monitoring to help patients achieve their therapeutic goals. When first starting therapy with anticoagulation, it is important to have frequent blood tests in order for the proper dosage to be…

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. CAD happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called…

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