cardiologist Archives - Cross County Cardiology

August 25th, 2018. Hackensack, NJ. Cross County Cardiology’s heart care specialists are publishing a new article discussing stroke and mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, or TIA). According to the Hackensack-based center, these conditions constitute the third leading cause of death in Americans. The Hackensack heart care specialists of Cross County Cardiology warn that, “Most strokes occur…

August 11th, 2018. Hackensack, NJ. Cross County Cardiology’s heart care specialists have published a new article discussing heart murmurs and their relationship to valvular heart disease. According to the Hackensack-based center, heart murmurs are common and most are not a concern. The task of the Hackensack vascular specialist is to detect those that require care…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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