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Left Heart Catheterization in Elderly Patients: Special Considerations and Risks

Apr 15, 20231599 Views

Left heart catheterization is a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat heart conditions. While it is generally considered a safe procedure, elderly patients may be at higher risk of complications due to age-related health issues.  In this article, we will explore the special considerations and risks associated with left heart catheterization in elderly patients. […]

Lifestyle Changes After a Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting Procedure

Mar 30, 2023529 Views

Coronary angioplasty and stenting is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. During the procedure, a small balloon catheter is inserted into the artery and inflated to widen the artery. A stent, which is a small, metal mesh tube, is then inserted to keep the artery open. This procedure can […]

Loop Recorders for Diagnosing and Managing Arrhythmias

Mar 15, 2023413 Views

Arrhythmias are a type of heart rhythm disorder that can cause irregular or abnormal heartbeats. Some arrhythmias are harmless, while others can be life-threatening. If you have an arrhythmia, your doctor may recommend using a loop recorder to help diagnose and manage your condition. A loop recorder is a small device that is inserted under […]

Stress Echocardiogram: An Unparalleled Level of Insight and Understanding

Feb 15, 2023476 Views

Stress echocardiograms are one of the most important tests for those with heart-related concerns. This comprehensive guide will provide an overview of a stress echocardiogram, its indications, and how it differs from a nuclear stress test. What Is a Stress Echocardiogram? An exercise echo or cardiac stress test, more commonly known as a stress echocardiogram, […]

How Long is a Stress Test?

Oct 30, 20221638 Views

Stress test, a method of diagnostic testing, takes place in two parts and is used to monitor how your heart works when you indulge in physical activities. Since the heart pumps harder and faster during exercise, the exercise stress test helps determine if your heart has blood flow issues. You may have to jog on […]

5 Things You Can’t Do with a Pacemaker & What to Avoid Immediately

Oct 15, 202275737 Views

Helping your heart maintain a constant rhythm, a pacemaker is implanted under your skin. This small electronic device treats distressing symptoms like arrhythmia, improving your heart’s function. To insert your pacemaker, your cardiologist will make an incision on your skin. This will create a pocket where they’ll place the pacemaker. After the procedure, you’ll have […]

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