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What Is an Angiogram and How do I Know if I Need One? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

You have probably heard the word “angiogram” if you have been in conversations regarding cardiac and more specifically, artery health. A bypass surgery is what is usually done to patients in a more extreme need for plaque removal, but a lot of times a procedure that can be done is called an angioplasty. But, before an angioplasty can be done, your doctor will perform an angiogram to see which exact arteries are blocked. Here is the breakdown of an angiogram

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Lifestyle Habits to Keep a Healthy Heart Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Implementing healthy heart habits should not be the result of a heart event or a close call – you should always be conscious of your heart’s well-being and work to protect it before something goes wrong. Your heart is your most important and hardest working muscle and needs to be in top shape to operate efficiently. Even small heart-healthy habits you begin now can make a huge difference in the long run. Consider Your Diet Little changes to your diet

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How Long Does a Stress Test Take? Posted by Contributor

Confirming the health and continued vitality of your heart is one of the most important thing you can do for your body. Your heart is what’s responsible for pumping blood throughout your body, so you should take its well-being seriously. If you are experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath and could be at risk for heart disease or other heart conditions, your doctor is going to want to administer a stress test. What Is a Standard Treadmill ECG Stress

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3 Factors That Could Increase Your Risk of Vascular Disease Posted by Contributor

A risk factor is anything that may increase your chance of developing a disease. In this case, we’re talking about vascular disease. Specific risk factors may include activities such as smoking, or a poor diet. While different diseases have different risk factors, many also share the same risk factors! For a more profound diagnosis, doctors must examine the risk factors to narrow down the disease from an ever-expanding list. Risk Factors of Vascular Disease The following risk factors are associated