Top cardiologists in Hackensack Archives - Cross County Cardiology

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…

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,…

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…

In the field of vascular medicine, staying “state of the art” is an ever-changing challenge. Only a few years ago the only way to permanently remove varicose veins was a surgical procedure called vein stripping, which required hospitals, general anesthesia and surgical incisions (with their associated dangers), long recovery periods, and possible scarring. Today, varicose…

September 13th, 2017. Hackensack, NY. Cross County Cardiology is announcing the publication of a new article that explains one of the most valuable tests used in the practice of Cross County Cardiology. According to these New Jersey heart doctors, an electrocardiogram (or EKG) can help them diagnose potential problems with your heart’s electrical activity. Dr….

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that is used by a New Jersey cardiologist to check for problems in the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart’s electrical impulses and displays them as line tracings on paper. Your doctor will then examine the waves (spikes and dips) on the EKG…

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…

OK, you’ve been told by your family doctor or one of the top cardiologists in Bergen County that you have high blood pressure, or that you are otherwise at high risk of developing heart disease. Among the other lifestyle changes they’ve prescribed for you, like stopping smoking and getting more exercise, these doctors have suggested…

Painful swelling of the legs and ankles can have many causes. Often this condition is caused by overexertion or strain during exercise, but if this is the case the symptoms usually go away quickly, within a few days. If your pain and swelling have persisted and become chronic, it may indicate more serious problems, so…

The first thing the best cardiologists in Hackensack want you to understand about cholesterol is that not only is it not always bad for you, it’s one of the most important “building blocks” your body needs to stay in good health. When we eat foods derived from animal products, the fat in these foods can’t…

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