Blog Archive

The Link Between Your Heart and Your Cold Feet Dec 14th, 2020

The old expression, “Cold feet, warm heart,” has everything to do with your kindness and nothing to do with your heart health. In fact, cold feet can be a sign of cardiovascular disease, and we explore the more common causes here. While our goal is not to be alarmist (sometimes...

Is It Normal for Your Heart to Skip a Beat? Nov 11th, 2020

Someone jumps out and scares you, causing you to feel like your heart skipped a beat or two. Or, perhaps you routinely feel like your heart is fluttering in your chest even though the world around you is calm. These two scenarios may end with the same result — a...

How Heart Valves Work and Things That Can Go Wrong Oct 13th, 2020

The valves in your heart play a key role in how your blood circulates through the organ, so when something goes wrong, it can affect your entire cardiovascular system.  At Modern Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Rajiv Agarwal and our team of heart health experts want to ensure that patients...

What Should an Athlete Know About Heart Disease? Oct 11th, 2020

The heart is capable of beating 100,000 times a day along with pumping 2,000+ gallons of oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. However, over time our personal lifestyle changes our heart’s capabilities. More specifically, an athlete’s body is more apt to becoming more efficient. That’s why athletes are prone to developing...

4 Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Make Sep 9th, 2020

When it comes to the health of your heart, almost everything you do, don’t do, eat, and more can have a profound impact on this vital organ. While scare tactics make lousy motivators, the fact is that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in...

What is the Link Between Sleep and High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)? Aug 19th, 2020

Humans spend (or should spend) about one-third of their lives sleeping, as our bodies use this time to repair, restore, and regulate itself. Getting too little, and even too much, sleep can offset this process and lead to serious physical issues, including high blood pressure. At Modern Heart and Vascular...

Things to Know About COVID-19's Effect on the Heart Aug 4th, 2020

With the death rate just above 5.5%, the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has shaken the world. The Coronavirus is a spectral virus with mild to deadly symptoms that can happen to any age group and gender. Specifically, advanced age and the male sex are more prone to an increase of...

When Should I See a Doctor for Chest Pain? Jul 22nd, 2020

Chest pain — those two words often cause people to automatically assume heart attack. While chest pain is one of the primary symptoms of a heart attack, chest pain is associated with a wide range of conditions, from acid reflux to chronic heart health issues. At Modern Heart and Vascular...

Risks of Heart Conditions in the Midst of a Global Pandemic Jul 21st, 2020

Society as we know it is constantly adapting to new circumstances and conditions. Covid-19 has made an unprecedented change on the way we interact with our environment. In times of uncertainty, it is normal to be anxious of the effects this virus can have on you and your loved ones....

What Are Arrhythmias and Why are they Dangerous? Jun 23rd, 2020

To say that your heart is hard-working would be a gross understatement — each day it beats 100,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons of nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Any disruption in this system has the potential to lead to problems, and an arrhythmia certainly qualifies as a...

7 Tips for Helping with High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia) May 18th, 2020

When it comes to your all-important cardiovascular health, your cholesterol levels play an integral role in whether your heart and blood vessels are functioning under optimal conditions. When these numbers stray too far outside of ideal levels, the results can be life-threatening, which is why any steps you can take...

What is Angina and How it is Important? Apr 17th, 2020

Any time you feel pain or discomfort, it’s your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. When it occurs in your chest in the form of angina, you should sit up and take notice as this condition may be signaling developing heart disease. At Modern Heart and...

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest: What is the difference? Mar 26th, 2020

Any issue that affects your heart is dangerous, and very often life-threatening, but they’re not all the same — especially when it comes to a heart attack versus cardiac arrest. At Modern Heart and Vascular Institute, under the expert guidance of Dr. Rajiv Agarawal, our team of specialists treats a...