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Making Sense of Medication Package Inserts

It is not unusual to pick up a prescription and receive a very long and detailed medication package insert. What does the fine print mean? Your pharmacist can help clear the confusion and help you understand what the information means.

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Life After A Heart Attack

A heart attack is the most serious thing that you can come across, next to a stroke. It’s not uncommon for patients to describe their heart attack as a “life changer.” Dr. Robert Benton, Clinical Research Director at Capital Cardiology discuss life after a heart attack.

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Congestive Heart Failure

The term “heart failure” makes the condition sound like the heart is no longer working at all and there’s nothing that can be done. Actually, heart failure is a term used to describe a heart that cannot keep up with its workload. Heart failure is a serious condition, and usually there’s no cure.

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Bioprinting A New Heart

Scientists and researchers are working on creating 3D heart components from living tissue. Their goal is to someday print heart valves that have the ability to grow and live with patients. This objective goes far beyond the science used in current prosthetic or replacement valve options.

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Gut Bacteria and Your Heart Health

An innovative study finds a link between gut bacteria and our heart health , highlighting the importance of physical exercise, a heart healthy diet, and limiting antibiotics for keeping both at optimal levels.

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Broken Heart Syndrome

“I will make this diagnosis about once a month in the cardiac catheterization lab where someone comes in with a symptom suggesting a heart attack, but after testing, I’ll ask them, ‘has anything stressful happened in your life recently?'”

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National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Capital Cardiology Associates, is proud to join the cardiac community in educating Americans on the most common type of heart beat abnormality that affects more than 3 million people in the United States.

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Cardiac Testing

Cardiac testing is the first step for primary Care Physicians, Primary Care Providers, and cardiologists in evaluating the symptoms of a patient. These tests determine the underlying risk of heart disease: plaque clogging arteries or blood vessels.

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Hydration and Your Heart

Hydration is important year round for heart patients. Hot and humid weather during the summer in Upstate New York means we need to drink at least one glass of water every hour. It’s also important to know your limits. Whether it’s coming inside or finding a shaded spot to rest, make sure limit your sun exposure.

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Valsartan Recall

The FDA issued a recall on several generic forms of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ. Certain generic forms of the medication contain a contaminant which the FDA has deemed potentially harmful. Learn more about the recall and what you should do.

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