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An estimated 2 to 6 million Americans have a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. But because AFib doesn’t always display strong symptoms, many of these people don’t know they have it. In this article, the best heart doctors in Bergen County explain why it’s important to know, because having atrial fibrillation…

Many things affect your health. Genetics. Lifestyle. Modern medicine. The environment in which you live and work. But although we rarely consider it, the degree of competition among health care organizations does so as well. Markets for both hospitals and physicians have become more concentrated in recent years. Although higher prices are the consequences most often discussed, such consolidation can also resultin worse health care. Studies…

Key Points Question  Is statin adherence associated with mortality in stable patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)? Findings  In this cohort study of patients with ASCVD and overall high-statin adherence, we found a graded, inverse association between statin adherence and mortality. This association was observed across patient subgroups and by statin intensity. Meaning  Clinicians should carefully track and…

When tennis star Andy Murray posted a hospital photo to Instagram last week, the pushback was swift. Not for the overshare, but for what some doctors said were medical errors, including misplaced IVs and unshaven arm hair. The British doctors who treated him insisted the procedures were, in fact, up to code. If experts can’t agree on…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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