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Take These Steps to Prevent Having a Stroke Sep 1st, 2021

Stroke is a disease affecting the arteries coming into and within the brain. In the United States, it’s the fifth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. Arteries carry oxygenated blood and other nutrients from the heart to the body’s tissues, including the brain. If an artery becomes...

5 Causes of Hypertension Aug 1st, 2021

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a major health concern. While your blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, it can cause serious health problems if it remains high for too long.  In 2018, hypertension was a primary or contributing cause of death for almost a...

Understanding the Dangers of Atherosclerosis Jul 18th, 2021

Arteries are the circulatory system’s conduits that lead from the heart to the rest of your body carrying oxygen and other nutrients for the tissues. Atherosclerosis (sometimes used interchangeably with arteriosclerosis) refers to a narrowing of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque on the cells’ walls.  If not...

8 Reasons to Get an EKG Jun 29th, 2021

An electrocardiogram (EKG), also known as an electrocardiograph (ECG), is a test that examines your heart function by measuring its electrical activity.  Each time your heart beats, it sends an electrical impulse (or wave) through the tissue, causing the muscle to squeeze and blood to pump through the arteries and...

Why You Should Never Ignore Chest Pain May 11th, 2021

If you’re feeling a dull ache or a slight discomfort in your chest, you might feel like it’s something you can ignore. But when do you need to see a doctor for chest pain? The answer is: almost always.  While there are many health problems that can lead to chest...

What You Should Know about Post-Stroke Care Apr 11th, 2021

Each year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke. The good news is that two-thirds of them survive this medical emergency. Still, though, they face a task that can feel daunting: recovering from their stroke.  Having the right procedures in place and the right team around you can make all the...

What's Causing Your Chest Pain? Mar 8th, 2021

When it comes to chest pain, you’re not alone if you’re wondering what’s causing your discomfort. Millions of people ask themselves this question every year, wondering if their chest pain is something they should be worried about. Though chest pain can occur from any number of causes, at Advanced Cardiac...

Know the Signs of Atrial Fibrillation Feb 12th, 2021

Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is a form of irregular heartbeat that’s diagnosed when the two upper chambers of your heart try to beat at different rates. Left untreated, these irregular beats can cause blood clots. Eventually, AFib can lead to stroke or heart failure. Fortunately, you have options to...

When Does Arrhythmia Require Treatment? Jan 22nd, 2021

It may surprise you to learn that your heart has an electrical system that controls your heartbeat. If this system malfunctions, your heart may not keep a proper rhythm. These types of heart issues are known as arrhythmias, and they can cause slow, fast, and irregular heartbeats. You can have...

What to Expect from an EKG Dec 1st, 2019

Your heart is the organ responsible for pumping out the blood that travels through your circulatory system and nourishes your tissues and other organs. It contains four chambers — two on the left and two on the right — that coordinate their muscle contractions by way of electrical signals. An...

You Could Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It Nov 1st, 2019

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects more than 100 million Americans. That’s 50% of all adults in the country. Unfortunately, many people don’t even know they have it.  One of the big problems with hypertension is that it may not show obvious symptoms until it causes a heart...

Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers Oct 4th, 2019

If your cholesterol is too high, you’re at an elevated risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of premature death. That’s why Michael Avaricio, MD and the team at Advanced Cardiac Care in Queens, New York offer testing and support to help you keep a close...

Why Heart Attacks Among Young People are on the Rise Sep 4th, 2019

The total number of heart attacks in the United States is lower than ever before — but so is the age group it’s hitting hardest. Today, the elderly no longer hold a monopoly on cardiac arrest, as there are more heart attacks reported in young adults under the age of...