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The Heart Doesn’t Lie

By Mark P. Abrams, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiology, CareMount Medical June 29, 2021 In medicine, AFib is not an exaggeration of the truth. Rather, it is an abbreviation for atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia – or abnormal heart rhythm. AFib results from disorganization of the heart’s electricity that can cause an irregular heartbeat. […]

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COVID-19 and the Heart: What We Now Know

By: A. Garvey Rene, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Cardiology, CareMount Medical Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Northern Westchester Hospital February 1, 2021 During the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiovascular health remains a top health priority – with heart disease and stroke continuing to be the #1 and #5 leading causes of death in the U.S. There is […]

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Heart Disease and COVID-19: Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

If you have a pre-existing heart disease and become ill with COVID-19, you are at a higher risk for a heart attack or developing congestive heart failure. This is likely due to a combination of the severity of the viral illness and its increased demands on the heart (fever causes rapid heart rate, for example), […]

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Ten Tips to Eating Heart Healthy

By: Richard Keating, MD, FACC ,Cardiology & Nuclear Cardiology, CareMount Medical February 3, 2020 Heart disease is a growing epidemic, but eating a heart healthy diet is your best defense in reducing your risk. CareMount Medical Cardiologist, Dr. Richard Keating, shares these tips: 1. Decrease saturated fats and trans fats Decrease saturated fats (such as […]

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Advanced heart procedure offers alternative to open-heart surgery  

By A. Garvey Rene, MD, FACC, FSCAI | Cardiology Aortic stenosis affects millions of older Americans each year. Aortic stenosis occurs when there is a narrowing of the aortic valve, resulting in restricted blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta which serves as the main conduit for blood delivery to every major organ. […]

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Heart Disease in Women: Are you at Risk?

By Kola Dushaj  MD  FACP  FHM | Internal Medicine Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in four female deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! While heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, there are some key differences […]

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Nuclear Testing: It’s for the Heart, Too

By A. Garvey Rene, MD FACC FSCAI | Cardiology More Accurate Cardiac Images May Make Nuclear a Preferred Option

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How Healthy Eating Prevents Disease

Healthy eating can help lower your risk of certain medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and various types of cancers. Eat more plant foods Plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds provide vitamins, minerals, and other plant compounds that have cancer-protective effects. They also provide fiber, which protects […]

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Stress and Heart Health: 5 Tips for Understanding the Connection

By Richard Keating, MD FACC | Cardiology  It’s safe to say nobody likes feeling stressed. Not only does chronic stress – which can stem from many personal and professional situations – make us feel lousy, it can set off a chain of damaging physical and emotional effects. These include moodiness, poor sleep, and high or […]

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Know Your Heart

By: Richard Keating, MD FACC | Cardiology & Nuclear Cardiology, CareMount Medical Despite the significant progress that has been made in reducing the impact of cardiovascular (or heart) disease, heart problems remain the leading cause of death among Americans.  As February is American Heart Month, the cardiologists here at CareMount Medical encourage you to know about the […]

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