heart doctor 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…

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…

July 26th, 2018. Secaucus, NJ. Cross County Cardiology’s circulation doctors have published a new article discussing the respective risks of peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, and common forms of vein disease. According to the Secaucus-based center, all of these vascular diseases pose serious dangers, and should be treated. The directors of Cross County Cardiology say,…

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…

June 28th, 2018. Hackensack, NY. Cross County Cardiology publishes a new article discussing vein disease, heart disease, and the possible connections between them. According to these noted NJ vein specialists, there is a connection between these conditions because the heart, arteries, and veins comprise a total system. Anything that compromises circulation compromises the whole system….

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…

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