What is an Echocardiogram?

What is an Echocardiogram? One of the important diagnostic tests upon which cardiologists rely on is an echocardiogram, commonly referred to as an “echo” exam. This painless test utilizes ultrasound to create moving images of the heart. Doctors typically suggest the procedure if they suspect a patient has a heart problem. What is Echocardiography? An…

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Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease Sleep apnea affects one in five adults, impacting more men than women. Sleep apnea is a condition in which the person may experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times per hour or more during sleep, and can lead to cardiovascular problems. What Is Sleep Apnea? Disruptions to your breathing…

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Why Do Varicose Veins Form During Pregnancy?

Approximately 1 in 5 people will develop varicose veins at some point in their life. Varicose veins, those ropy, blue- or purple-colored veins often found on the legs, are a sign that the circulatory system is not effectively pumping and clearing blood from the extremities. While many people develop varicose veins during older age, they…

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Do You Have Any Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Almost everybody knows someone who has suffered from varicose veins.  Some patients unknowingly experience the symptoms of varicose veins before these large blue or purple blood vessels become visible.  Understanding more about varicose vessels and their symptoms is helpful to patients who are considering treatment options for these unsightly and annoying veins. All About Varicose…

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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…

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