Finding the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Finding the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor Monitoring blood pressure is a crucial step in maintaining health. Assisting in gaining accurate readings of your blood pressure, one may consider purchasing a blood pressure monitor to assist in the readings necessary for logging and monitoring blood pressure. Numerous variations of blood pressure monitors exist that proliferate […]

Types of an Enlarged Heart in Children

Types of an Enlarged Heart in Children An enlarged heart is often referred to as a cardiomegaly. Most often seen in children, this condition is often the result of some other health condition and is much more common than many people would think. In adult, an enlarged heart is often a result of cardiovascular diseases […]

Common Causes of Low Blood Pressure

Common Causes of Low Blood Pressure Low blood pressure is often difficult to assign as a diagnosis to any given individual. Doctors today often struggle to determine what precisely dictates a low blood pressure number for each individual patient. Contrary to popular belief, low blood pressure is indeed a health risk for those diagnosed with […]

Nuclear (Thallium) Stress Test

A nuclear stress test lets doctors see pictures of your heart while you are resting and shortly after you have exercised. The test can give information about the size of the heart’s chambers, how well the heart is pumping blood, and whether the heart has any damaged or dead muscle. Nuclear stress tests can also […]

Intravascular Ultrasound

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) or intravascular echocardiography is a combination of echocardiography and a procedure called cardiac catheterization. IVUS uses sound waves to produce an image of the coronary arteries and to see their condition. The sound waves travel through a tube called a catheter. The catheter is threaded through an artery and into your heart. […]

Holter Monitoring

Holter monitoring gives doctors a constant reading of your heart rate and rhythm over a 24-hour period (or longer). The Holter monitor can record heart rate and rhythm when you feel chest pain or symptoms of an irregular heartbeat (called arrhythmia). Your doctor can then look at the time when you noticed your symptoms. Reading […]