Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Vein Disease

Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Vein Disease Did you know that about half of all people in the United States have vein disease, according to the Society of Interventional Radiology? Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood moving from your heart to the rest of your body and veins hold the oxygen-poor blood that is moving back…

What are the Main Procedures Performed in Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology treats cardiovascular disease using multiple non-surgical procedures. The doctors who perform these procedures are board-certified cardiologists particularly at a hospital in a cardiac catheterization laboratory. Most of the procedures are done in the cardiovascular (veins, heart and arteries) system. They don’t require any large incisions or instruments entering your body so they are…

Heart Disease Risks and Prevention

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that 1 in 4 deaths every year – about 610,000 – are due to heart disease. The good news is that medical cardiology has made great strides in research and treatment…

The Keys to Understanding Vein Disease

Vein disease is a common problem that affects as many as 25 million people in the United States. Here is some basic information about this condition to help you understand how it may affect your life. What is Vein Disease? Vein disease occurs when your veins are no longer functioning properly. For most patients, the first…

I Need A Vein Specialist – How Do I Choose?

The time has come; you’re ready to deal with those spider veins, varicose veins or other problems related to vein disease. You want to make the right choice, but it’s confusing. Just what is a vein specialist, anyway? Here are some tips from TriCity Cardiology Consultants. So What’s a Vein Specialist? Vein specialists are physicians,…

Understanding Vein Disease

Vein disease is common in the United States, affecting as many as 25 million people. Because of the myriad of symptoms that can accompany this disease, many patients notice a profound effect on their quality of life. Fortunately, vein disease treatment is available to qualifying patients. Vein Disease Defined Vein disease most commonly develops when the valves within the…

Vein Doctor Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease

Vein Doctor Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease and Vein Treatment Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disorder that affects the peripheral blood vessels far away from the heart. PVD is often the result of narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to the legs, arms, kidneys or stomach, according to the American Heart Association. The U.S. National…

Interventional Cardiology and Balloon Valvuloplasty

For patients with stiff heart valves, a procedure known as a balloon valvuloplasty offers an opportunity for treatment less invasive than open heart surgery.  With this type of interventional cardiology, patients have a shorter recovery period and a lesser risk of infection than they would experience with traditional surgery. Why Do Cardiologists Perform Balloon Valvuloplasty?…

Congratulations to Tri-City Cardiology’s 2016 Best Doctors

Congratulations to Tri-City Cardiology’s 2016 Best Doctors in America Award Recipients Tri-City Cardiology is proud to recognize our physicians that have been awarded Best Doctors in America. Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has certified Best Doctors as using…