Author: New Jersey Cardiology Associates

Understanding Your Heart Scan Results

A heart scan evaluates the health of your blood vessels. It tells your doctor how much calcified plaque is in your coronary arteries and your risk of developing heart disease or a heart attack in the near future. It is a CT scan that takes 10 minutes to perform, requires no needles, dyes, or medications, but understanding your heart scan results might save your life.

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Importance of Establishing Your Baseline Through Heart Health Screenings

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women worldwide. Preventative cardiology, and preventive healthcare in general, has become more acceptable as a way to diagnose and treat disease. Risk factors for heart disease can go undetected without regular heart checkups and screenings. Don’t underestimate the importance of establishing your baseline through heart health screenings. It could save your life.

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How Electrophysiology Transformed Heart Rhythm Disorder Care

Someone in the US has a heart attack every 40 seconds, and heart disease is responsible for one fourth of deaths in the US every year. Electrophysiology is a subspecialty to treat irregular heart rhythms. Let’s discover how electrophysiology transformed heart rhythm disorder care.

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Winter Precautions to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Issues

As the temperatures begin to take a dive, we know winter is heading our way. Winter weather can be especially risky for your health if you have had a heart attack, have heart disease, or are over age 65. Be advised of the following winter precautions to reduce your risk of heart issues.

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Heart Palpitations: Should I Be Concerned?

We have all heard about lovers who see each other for the first time and their hearts “skip a beat.” We are not talking about those kinds of heart palpitations. We are talking about palpitations that could be related to a physical heart issue, or maybe they are just a simple glitch. So, when feeling heart palpitations, should you be concerned?

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Myth Or Fact: What You Should Know About Pacemakers

If you have a pacemaker, you may think you know how to keep yourself safe. It might be true, but a refresher course doesn’t hurt. These life-saving devices are little miracle workers that keep your heart rhythm normal and regulate arrhythmias, tachycardia, and bradycardia. If you live with someone who has a pacemaker or if you are a caregiver, it’s important you know the issues in case they forget. Let’s take a little pacemaker quiz. Myth or fact: what you should know about pacemakers.

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