HEART HEALTH NEWS

Heart news, health trends, patient education, healthy lifestyle tips, and practice announcements from the physicians and staff of Capital Cardiology Associates
Investing in Public Health

Investing in Public Health

“Public health is a quiet secret that exists in the background. People only hear about their local health department when there is a problem,” says Dr. Oscar Alleyne.

The Flu Forecast for 2021

The Flu Forecast for 2021

Every year, it seems we deal with a devastating strain of the flu. This year, the term “twindemic” captures the overlap of the flu and COVID pandemic. “Certainly what we are concerned about is the twindemic, that cases of both influenza and COVID present in the same person. That would be quite devastating.”

Healthcare trends for 2021

Healthcare trends for 2021

Forecasting healthcare trends for the ensuing year in standard times usually considers examining the current focus’s effect while balancing future needs. But we do not live in normal times. COVID will continue to be a massive demand in 2021, but two other major areas will most likely emerge.

Investigating Heart Damage from COVID

Investigating Heart Damage from COVID

COVID is not the first virus that has presented short or long-term damage to the heart muscle or vascular system. However, it is unique in how it affects people. “COVID is such a bizarre virus in that it truly presents a constellation of symptoms with each person having a completely different subset.”

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can lead to death within just minutes of the event if the victim doesn’t receive immediate medical attention or help. SCA is often confused for a heart attack because they share a cardiac connection due to the instant onset that can strike without warning.

Your Heart

Your Heart

Your heart is the only organ you can hear and feel. It is an organ which is made from muscle.”I think about periodically is that the heart beats 100,000 times a day, every day,” Dr. Lance Sullenberger reflected.

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