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At our New Jersey vein clinic, we would love to tell you that we now know so much about reducing the risk factors for vein disease that we can successfully prevent it. No more varicose veins, no more chronic venous insufficiency, and no more deep vein thrombosis or deaths caused by it. We’d love to…

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that is used by a New Jersey cardiologist to check for problems in the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart’s electrical impulses and displays them as line tracings on paper. Your doctor will then examine the waves (spikes and dips) on the EKG…

OK, you’ve been told by your family doctor or one of the top cardiologists in Bergen County that you have high blood pressure, or that you are otherwise at high risk of developing heart disease. Among the other lifestyle changes they’ve prescribed for you, like stopping smoking and getting more exercise, these doctors have suggested…

Painful swelling of the legs and ankles can have many causes. Often this condition is caused by overexertion or strain during exercise, but if this is the case the symptoms usually go away quickly, within a few days. If your pain and swelling have persisted and become chronic, it may indicate more serious problems, so…

You don’t have to tell our Hudson County Cardiologist that a stroke is one of the most catastrophic events that can happen to the human brain. Modern medical techniques increase the possibility of surviving a stroke if doctors are able to provide clot-busting drugs or provide other forms of intervention during the first few minutes…

Many people about to seek vein treatment in Hackensack for the first time have questions about what to expect in their first appointment. Having had medical tests that required them to fast for some time beforehand, or to run on treadmills or otherwise exercise when they’re not used to it, or undergo painful and invasive…

Stress, as we’ve been told by the best vein doctors in New Jersey and researchers, is generally bad for us. It might have actually been a blessing back in our cave man days, when a sudden noise really should have been responded to with the “fight or flight” response. That response caused our hearts to…

The first thing the best cardiologists in Hackensack want you to understand about cholesterol is that not only is it not always bad for you, it’s one of the most important “building blocks” your body needs to stay in good health. When we eat foods derived from animal products, the fat in these foods can’t…

In our long experience as some of the best New Jersey vein specialists, we have found that most patients who ask the question “Will my varicose veins get bigger if I don’t have them treated” already know the answer. When we ask them what has prompted them to ask, 9 times out of 10 they…

Ultrasound is one of the most important advances in medical technology in recent decades. The word “ultrasound” refers to the fact that this imaging technology uses oscillating sound waves that are too high in frequency to be heard by the human ear. But these sound waves can be detected by instruments, and because they change…

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