Bergen County cardiologists Archives - Cross County Cardiology

In the age of the internet, it’s easier than ever to pull together lots of information to find the best doctor. And if you’re like most patients, the metric you probably rely on most is the doctor’s credentials. Where did she go to school? How many patients has he treated with this condition? You might…

“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,…

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…

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…

You know your food choices can have an impact on your waistline, but did you know that your diet can have an equally large effect on your heart health? Choosing heart healthy foods can help make sure your cardiovascular system runs at its best, helping reduce your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. A…

November 29th, 2017. Hackensack, NJ. Cross County Cardiology, a Hackensack vein center, is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide to swollen legs and ankles. This guide, written by NJ vein expert Dr. Rick Pumill, is designed to educate the public about the causes and treatments of swollen legs and ankles. The vein…

August 24th, 2017. Hackensack, NJ.  Cross County Cardiology has published a new article about how to eat a more “heart-healthy” diet, but without feeling deprived. According to these top cardiologists in Bergen County, eating foods that are better for the heart should be a wonderful culinary adventure, not a form of torture. These Bergen County…

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