How to Reduce Risk for Vein Disease

How to Reduce Risk for Vein Disease Chronic venous insufficiency can lead to chronic vein disease. This is the result of failed valves or stretching of the blood vessels in the extremities. While many of these issues may be painless, some may cause skin irritation, burning and severe pain. In addition, they may contribute to…

Self-management Tips for Patients with Varicose Veins

The first step in deciding what to do about varicose veins is visiting a vein specialist for an assessment of the problem.  For most patients, a combination of professional oversight and home care provides the most effective treatment.  A number of practical tips can help patients self-manage these annoying abnormal blood vessels. Overview of Varicose…

Heart Disease Clinic Alert: New Study Reveals Increased Mortality

The morbidity of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, is well-documented. However, researchers conducting a long-term, 25-year study have found morbidity rates much higher than previously thought. As a result, more people may need to have their risk for cardiovascular disease evaluated by a provider at a heart disease clinic, and you need to understand what…

Do You Have Any Risk Factors for an Irregular Heartbeat?

An individual might not attach much importance to an irregular heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia, the first time it occurs.  However, recurring arrhythmias are sometimes frightening.  Knowing the risk factors for developing them can spur many individuals to receive an evaluation and treatment from a cardiologist. Overview of Arrhythmia More than 850,000 U.S. patients become…

How to Prevent Varicose Veins

At Tri-City Cardiology, our team of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners help people of all ages prevent, treat, and manage cardiovascular-related conditions of all types. One of the most common conditions we get questions about are varicose veins, which is a type of venous disease. While varicose veins typically pose more of a cosmetic issue than a…

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

If you notice that you feel out of breath, extremely tired and under the weather, these may be symptoms of a heart attack (aka myocardial infarction). Myocardial infarctions remain the main cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. What Causes a Heart Attack? A myocardial infarction typically occurs when a blood…

The Role of Exercise in the Management of Heart Disease

Heart disease is an extremely common illness affecting millions of people around the world. According to the American Heart Association, it’s the leading cause of death in the United States, and affects 1 person every 43 seconds. Despite the fact that this condition is so widespread, however, there is hope: many of the factors contributing to heart disease are lifestyle-related.…

What You Need to Know Heart Disease Among Women

Over the past decade, a major campaign has focused on raising awareness of heart disease in women. However, many women fail to recognize the disease’s symptoms. Rather than hoping for the best, women need to understand their risk and these shocking facts about it. 1. Heart Disease Is the Leading Cause of Death Among Women.…

What is the Transradial Cardiac Catheterization?

Interventional cardiologists have used catheterization to diagnose and treat heart conditions for decades.  The traditional procedure involves inserting a catheter into a patient’s femoral artery in the thigh.  A newer approach called transradial cardiac catheterization uses an artery in the wrist and can provide a quicker recovery. Why Cardiologists Use Transradial Cardiac Catheterization Many situations…

All About the Anticoagulation Clinic

Anticoagulation is the use of medications to help prevent blood clots from developing in people who have various medical conditions. These medications must be carefully managed to prevent complications and keep the blood levels of the medications within the desired range. The TriCity Cardiology anticoagulation clinic provides that service. What is Anticoagulation? A number of medical…