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“Doctor, could you please redo my insulin prescription? The one you gave me is wrong.” My patient’s frustration was obvious over the phone. She was standing at the pharmacy, unable to get her diabetes medication. We had gone through this just the week before. I’d prescribed her the insulin she’d been on, at the correct dosage, but…

Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. Previous research has shown poor sleep to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease,…

Hudson County Cardiologists understand. We all loved the end-of-year holidays, right? We looked forward to all the gatherings and parties and being with friends and family. And if your household is like ours, we also looked forward to all of the delicious foods that were served. Most of us put our diet and exercise plans…

While Hackensack cardiology specialists know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America, stroke is not far behind, at #3. 800,000 Americans have strokes every year; of these, approximately 75% are first attacks, while 25% are recurrent attacks. In addition, people can have “mini-strokes” (transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs) which do not…

As a Cross County Cardiology vein specialist, I often encounter patients whose varicose veins have gotten so bad that they can barely walk. They have chronically swollen legs and ankles, have stopped exercising and doing things they enjoy like playing sports or dancing, and instead sit around much of the time saying “My legs hurt.”…

When it comes to clarifying the facts about vein disease treatment in NJ, it can be hard to know what’s actually true from all the gossip out there. Following unsound advice can sometimes be harmful to your health, so it’s important to get all your information on vein treatment from trusted vein care specialists in…

As cardiology specialists, we recognize that stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, and the leading cause of long-term disability. Every year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke; 75% are first attacks, and 25% are recurrent attacks. And yet, despite the fact that someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 45…

When Hackensack heart care specialists listen to your heart through a stethoscope, they are primarily listening for two types of sounds. The first is the normal “lub-dub” sound created when your heart beats, the first sound created when the mitral and tricuspid valves close, and the second when the aortic and pulmonic valves close. But…

As circulation doctors, we know that arterial disease and vein disease are part of the same branch of medicine, known as vascular disease, which is defined as any condition that affects and impairs the circulatory system. Your arteries and your veins have different purposes within this system. Arteries carry oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood from the…

Pacemakers are tiny devices placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. They are commonly used to treat arrhythmias, which are irregular electrical impulses that can cause the heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or with erratic and dangerous rhythms.  Our cardiology specialists explain. Your heart runs on electricity Your…

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