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Advancing the cardiac and vascular health
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Educating our patients about their own well being.

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with 4 convenient office locations and 10 cardiologists.

Latest Resources

    • 02 JUN 15
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    Heart-Healthy Grilling and Barbecue Tips

    Heart-Healthy Grilling and Barbecue Tips

    Warm weather means grilling time – time with family and friends and time to enjoy delicious foods. There are all kinds of tasty foods to grill up, plus those sides, desserts and drinks that round out the meal. The American Heart Association wants you to keep these important tips in mind to help you grill

    • 20 MAY 15
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    It’s getting warmer, stay hydrated

    It’s getting warmer, stay hydrated

    When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. And it’s critical for your heart health. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. “If you’re

    • 04 MAY 15
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    Top 10 healthy heart tips

    Top 10 healthy heart tips

    Get active Do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. One way to achieve this target is by doing 30 minutes of activity on five days a week. Fit it in where you can, such as by cycling to work. Give up smoking Smoking is one of the main causes of coronary heart disease.

    • 22 APR 15
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    High pollen count ‘is heart risk’

    High pollen count ‘is heart risk’

    Days with a high pollen count may increase deaths for heart and lung diseases by as much as 5% to 10%, as well as spell misery for hay fever sufferers. Researchers in the Netherlands found “a strong association between the day-to-day variation in pollen concentrations and that of deaths due to cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive

For a Healthy Heart

  • Eat Healthy

    With all the mixed messages about “good” and “bad” foods in the media, it’s not surprising that many people just give up trying to figure out what they should eat. If you’re confused, you’re not alone.

    Forget the competing headlines — the best way to eat heart healthy is to follow national guidelines from organizations like the American Heart Association. These are established by experts who monitor research, and are not focused on the latest fads and trends. It’s actually much simpler than people realize.

    Ready to step up to a diet rich in the healthy nutrients your heart craves? The experts recommend staring here:

    • Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fiber.
    • Eat fish at least twice a week.
    • Limit how much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol you eat. Only 30% of your daily calories should come from fat, with very little of that from saturated fats.
    • Select fat-free, 1% fat, and low-fat dairy products.
    • Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.
    • Limit your salt intake.

    One way to make sure that your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and low in saturated fats, is to divide your plate at each meal: half vegetables, 1/4 high-quality protein (like legumes — terrific sources of protein and great for a healthy heart!), and 1/4 for fish or a very lean meat.

    And remember, you should get your nutrients from foods themselves, the antioxidants and other heart-healthy goodies found in foods like blueberries, beans, and artichokes don’t pack the same punch when they’re not in food form.

  • Is Your Exercise Routine Really Helping You Have a Healthy Heart?

    It’s easy to get discouraged about exercise: It’s hard to fit into a busy lifestyle. The people at the gym look like they spend hours there. You haven’t run a mile since college. But no excuses — like eating right, getting the exercise your heart needs is easier than it looks.

    If you’re not overweight, all you need to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle is 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five or more times a week. And you don’t have to do it all at once — 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening are just fine.

    Getting that amount of exercise has substantial benefits for your heart, Just how much is hard to quantify, but research shows that being physically inactive is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease.

  • Do You Know Your Other Heart Health Risk Factors?

    A heart-healthy lifestyle is about more than just diet and exercise. The single most dangerous thing you can do to your heart is to smoke. Just by itself, cigarette smoking increases your risk of heart disease, but it also worsens other factors that contribute to heart disease:

    • It increases blood pressure
    • It increases the tendency of blood to clot
    • It decreases levels of HDL — the good cholesterol

    If you smoke a pack a day, you have more than twice the risk of a heart attack than someone who doesn’t smoke.