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Learn More About Your Heart & Vascular System

At Modern Heart and Vascular Institute, our focus is on preventing surgeries and use of medications when possible. We aim to take an educational and holistic approach to heart and vascular care for our patients. In the medical articles below, our esteemed writers break down various topics such as heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, coronary artery disease, prevention, athletic heart health, COVID-19's effect on the heart and much more.

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Natural Circulation Boosters to Help Improve Your Overall Health

Natural Circulation Boosters – Discovering new ways to help blood circulation flow can have several positive effects. Everything you do, from drinking, eating, exercising, and more, can change how your body moves blood throughout the rest of your body. Traditional and alternative medicine practitioners agree that proper blood circulation is crucial to health and wellness.…

Nuclear Cardiac Stress Test What is and How Does it Work

The nuclear cardiac stress test uses a small amount of radioactive substance (tracer or radiopharmaceutical) and an imaging device to display how blood flows to the heart. The test measures blood flow while resting and during activity and shows areas of poor blood flow or damage to the heart. Your health care provider injects a…

Differences Between Cardiac CT Scan and Angiogram

CT Scan or (Computed Tomography) Scan, which the medical field also calls coronary CT angiography, or CT angiogram, is an imaging exam to view the heart and blood vessels. It is an exam that carries few risks and is less invasive than alternative procedures such as an angiogram. Next, we will compare and differentiate an…
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How to Reduce the Chances of Vascular Disease

We do not entirely comprehend vascular disease, but after it happens, we cannot reverse it or stop the process. However, we know that there are risk factors that accelerate the process of atherosclerosis and make some people more prone to develop this condition, such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diet, and weight.…
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Venous Insufficiency and The Risk of Blood Clots

Blood clots are platelets, proteins, and blood cells that stick together and build a blood mass. Your body makes a blood clot to control the bleeding when you get hurt. After the bleeding stops and healing occur, your body usually breaks down and removes the blood clot. Unfortunately, sometimes, blood clots form where they should…

The Sclerotherapy Treatment

The sclerotherapy treatment effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It is frequently considered the treatment of the first choice for small varicose veins. This treatment involves a vein expert injecting a chemical solution, sclerosing agents, directly into the varicose or spider veins. The sclerotherapy chemical solution irritates your blood vessel lining, making it expand, stick…

What are the Best Varicose Vein Treatments?

Varicose Vein Treatments Let’s overview what varicose veins are and how they get to be in your body. Valves in the leg veins, which work with the calf muscles, generally pump blood from the legs back to the heart. However, if one valve leaks or malfunctions, blood can accumulate in the vein rather than return…
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All You Need to Know About The Venaseal Treatment Procedure

Venaseal Treatment Procedure  When vein valves and walls weaken, instead of blood following the standard path and then going back up from the legs to your heart, the blood begins to pool in your veins, stretches them, and the next thing you know, you have bulging, twisted and sometimes achy varicose veins. Then, this is…
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Cold Weather and The Effect on Your Veins

Taking care of your veins, whether the weather is warm or cold, is a year-round effort. When you suffer from varicose veins, you probably notice how the change in seasons affects your condition. When temperatures rise, varicose veins expand, allowing blood to pool in the bulging vein. As a result, the veins swell and tend…

Venous Insufficiency and The Main Causes

Venous insufficiency usually refers to lower extremity swelling, trophic skin changes, and discomfort secondary to venous hypertension. Chronic venous insufficiency is a prevalent pathological process. Disability-related to chronic venous insufficiency is attributed to decreased quality of life and loss of work productivity. In most cases, incompetent valves are the cause. Each year, approximately one hundred…
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What are the Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation, and What Does it Involve?

Cardiac rehab, or cardiac rehabilitation, is a personalized outpatient exercise and education program. The program is about supporting you in improving your health and recovering from a heart attack, other heart-related events, or heart surgery. Although there are some cases of inpatient cardiac rehab, most CR is for outpatient. Cardiac rehab often involves physical training,…

What is a Pacemaker, and how does it work?

A pacemaker is an electrical medical device usually the size of a matchbox. A surgeon implants it under the skin to help control irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias. Doctors may also use pacemakers to treat some types of heart failure. Usually, the electrical signal that makes the heart beat begins in an area of the heart…

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