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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.

how heart conditions affect the whole body

How Heart Conditions Affect the Whole Body

Your heart is responsible for keeping every one of your organs in shape. That means that complications with the heart can be felt all over the body. At Modern Heart and Vascular Institute, we’re here to help you recognize and fight the signs of heart disease. Stay one step ahead of heart disease with Modern…
The Comprehensive Guide to Cardiology

The Comprehensive Guide to Cardiology

The cardiovascular system involves how the heart processes nutrients and oxygen in the blood, a process known as coronary circulation. The body’s circulation system consists of the coronary veins and coronary arteries. With age or an underlying medical condition, the body’s circulation system does not work as effectively, leading to potential health complications. This comprehensive…
Best Foods to Prevent Heart Disease

The Best Foods to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide.  Luckily, you can prevent and combat the effects of heart disease in many ways, starting with balancing a healthy and nutrient-rich diet with an active lifestyle. Saying you want to start eating healthier…
Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Finding out you have high blood pressure can be scary. With high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, you often don’t experience any physical symptoms right away. In some instances, it can slowly develop and be years before you see the physical effects. Although you don’t notice the effects of high blood pressure right away,…
Top 11 Risk Factors for Congestive Heart Failure

Top 11 Risk Factors for Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) occurs when your heart weakens, preventing it from performing its vital duty of transporting sufficient blood and oxygen to your body’s organs.  With CHF, fluid builds up around the heart, hindering its ability to pump blood correctly. Fluid buildup can leak from capillary blood vessels into the body’s lungs, tissues and…
Symptoms of Poor Circulation in Your Body

Symptoms of Poor Circulation in Your Body

Poor circulation is a common feeling that affects millions of people every year. It can range from something as benign as your leg falling asleep after sitting for a long time to something life-threatening, such as a blood clot. The body’s circulation system sends blood and oxygen throughout your entire body. Poor circulation, also known…
Early Warning Signs of a Stroke

Early Warning Signs of a Stroke

The brain is a complex organ that controls various bodily functions and processes. When a stroke happens, permanent damage can occur within the brain. This damage can result in long-term complications that can negatively impact a person’s speech and mobility. Understanding the early warning signs of a stroke can allow you to seek immediate medical…
10 Myths About Varicose Veins

10 Myths About Varicose Veins

Your body is an incredibly complex machine. From running to standing to sitting to even swimming, your body is pumping a lot of blood through your veins. A series of valves helps continuously move blood throughout the body in conjunction with various muscles. But if these valves begin to weaken, the blood pressure in the…
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Heart Disease in Children and Teens

Heart disease can affect little hearts, too. Learn more about the conditions that affect the younger population and how to protect our loved ones from disease onset.
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How to Prevent Heart Attacks

The central theme in preventing heart attacks is leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Learn how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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What is a Stroke?

There are a couple of simple fundamentals on what a stroke is, who is affected, how to identify signs of a stroke, and what is the best method of prevention. Learn more.
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What is a Heart Attack?

Heart attacks are caused by restricted blood flow from the heart. Learn all you need to know about heart attacks and how to protect yourself from them.

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