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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…

New Jersey Cardiologists ask: Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? Many people don’t. Many believe what they’ve seen of people having a heart attack on TV and in movies. You know what I mean, right? A man has intense chest pain and suddenly clutches at his chest and falls over. Well, that…

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…

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…

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Here’s a quick quiz for you – if you are 50 years old, what is your “heart age?” If your immediate answer was, “The same age I am – 50, of course,” it’s likely that you are wrong. Your “heart age” can be – and in many cases is – different from your calendar age….

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Peripheral Vascular Disease is a condition that occurs when fatty deposits in the arteries reduce blood flow to the extremities. The primary symptom is leg pain that occurs during activity and stops once the activity is stopped. PVD is greatly underdiagnosed because other conditions like restless leg syndrome can cause similar symptoms. Many people don’t…

Peripheral artery disease is a condition where narrowed arteries cause a reduction of blood flow to the extremities, most frequently the legs. The narrowing of the arteries from fatty deposits is called atherosclerosis. The most common symptom of peripheral artery disease is a cramping pain in the legs, thighs, calves, or hips when walking or…

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Surgery can be a terrifying experience, even when it is considered minor. For many patients, the fear comes from the need to put their care into a stranger’s hands without really understanding what the procedure is and why it is needed. One of the most significant ways that you can alleviate your fear is by…

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