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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…

Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat heart problems. Since its introduction in clinical application in the 1930s, it has become a staple of heart doctors in the fight against cardiovascular disorders. What exactly does the cardiac catheterization process involve? During cardiac catheterization, a thin guiding wire is introduced…

There is a connection between vein disease and heart disease, because both are considered cardiovascular disorders, and both are part of the circulatory system. The heart pumps oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood through the arteries to your organs and extremities, and then the veins convey the de-oxygenated blood and waste materials back to the heart and…

Vein disease occurs as the result of many different factors. Some, like gender (women are more likely to have vein disease than men), age (men and women over the age of 50 are at higher risk than those under that age), and genetics (you are more likely to have vein disease if your parents or…

As cardiology specialists in NJ, one of the questions we are often asked by our patients is, “What can I do to improve my own circulatory health?” And it’s a good question, because sadly three of the major risk factors contributing to both arterial and venous disease we can’t do anything about. Those three are…

It is no secret that heart care specialists in Hackensack (and around the world) encourage exercise as a way to improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association encourages thirty minutes of moderate exercise five times a week to stay healthy. However, knowing that exercise is important…

January 10th, 2018. Hackensack, NJ. Cross County Cardiology is announcing a new guide to the most common risk factors for heart disease. The cardiology specialists in Hackensack explain that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for American adults and encourage patients to have a thorough understanding of whether they are at…

Coronary heart disease occurs when a waxy substance known as plaque builds up on artery walls, depriving the heart of the oxygen rich blood it needs. This reduced blood flow can cause chest pain and may lead to a heart attack. According to the CDC, over 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. Are…

Bulging, ropy, and discolored, varicose veins are a sign of poor vein health. They can also negatively impact a person’s aesthetics and self esteem. If you are suffering from varicose veins you probably have many questions. One of the queries that vein experts in Hackensack hear most often is “can arteries become varicose as well…

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