HEART HEALTH NEWS
“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?'”
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.
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.
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.
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.
In medical service to our country, “we don’t just serve stateside and care for our healthy service men and women here. We are asked to do things that civilian doctors and providers are not — that goes for all of healthcare professionals in the military,” said Dr. Kevin M. Woods, Lt. Col US Army.