HEART HEALTH NEWS

Heart news, health trends, patient education, healthy lifestyle tips, and practice announcements from the physicians and staff of Capital Cardiology Associates
Connecting with youth on their vascular health

Connecting with youth on their vascular health

“I’m trying to teach people about vascular health and vascular disease and how this impacts all of us as we get older,” said Dr. Manish Mehta. In 2004, Dr. Mehta founded the Center for Vascular Awareness (CVA), a non-profit organization. Today, he’s reached over 3,000 area high schoolers on V-Healthy Day.

Pacemakers and Implantable Devices

Pacemakers and Implantable Devices

An estimated 1.5 million Americans have a pacemaker today. “I tell people if pacemakers are like cruise control, the defibrillators are like the airbag in your car,” Maryellen King, NP explained. If you have a dangerously fast or rapid heartbeat, you would be a candidate for an ICD.

Heart Failure in People Under 65

Heart Failure in People Under 65

The term heart failure is easily confused with cardiac arrest, which is when your heart suddenly stops beating. Heart failure is the result of long-term heart disease, that can start with poor lifestyle choices made younger in life. Dr. Heather Stahura highlights the importance of controlling high blood pressure.

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