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Jan
11

Why Do I Need Imaging for My Veins?

Many individuals have experienced an ultrasound, a diagnostic imaging exam that allows medical professionals to view the inside of the body by converting sound waves aimed at designated areas into 3D images. There are many uses for this type of… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Dec
17

Life After a Heart Attack

A heart attack is a medical emergency in which an inadequate amount of blood flows to the heart. The condition can be fatal without prompt treatment, but when a patient recovers, they could be at risk of another attack without… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Nov
17

Treating Congestive Heart Failure

If your heart can no longer supply blood throughout your body effectively, your doctor will diagnose you with congestive heart failure. This condition is severe and considered a medical emergency that requires prompt intervention from a medical professional. Though heart… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Oct
13

What to Expect from an Echocardiogram

If you or your doctor have concerns about the health of your heart, a medical professional will recommend diagnostic testing to evaluate potential issues. Based on the results, a cardiovascular specialist can recommend treatment. Echo testing, also known as an… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Sep
14

Are Varicose Veins a Health Risk?

Varicose veins are veins that become enlarged and appear highly visible against the skin. Commonly, they form in the legs, but they may also appear in other places in your body. While the condition may feel uncomfortable, varicose veins do… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Aug
19

Why Do I Need a Stress Test?

If you experience symptoms, such as an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, or chest pain, your cardiovascular doctor may suggest an exercise stress test. This test is a diagnostic tool that analyzes the heart during physical activity to determine if… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Jul
08

Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Sleep apnea is a condition in which the muscles and tissue at the back of a patient’s throat collapse during sleep and obstruct the airway for a brief period of time. While the episode itself is usually not life-threatening, the… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Jun
01

Types of Heart Valve Disease

The heart has four valves that consist of flaps of tissue that prevent the backflow of blood into or out of the chambers of the heart. It is possible for these valves to deteriorate due to age or health risk… - By Buckeye Heart Team

May
06

Blood Clot Concerns and Treatment

A blood clot is a semi-solidified mass of blood that can block the flow of blood through arteries and veins and become life-threatening. Some clotting is normal in the healing process if you have a skin abrasion, but clots that… - By Buckeye Heart Team

Apr
01

When to See a Vascular Doctor

Your circulatory system carries blood pumped by the heart to every area of your body through small tubes called vessels. These vessels include arteries, which carry blood away from the heart to the other organs, and veins, which return blood… - By Buckeye Heart Team