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

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.

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.

Medical Service

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.

Know Your Numbers

Most Americans don’t know what bad blood pressure numbers are according to a new study from the American Heart Association. “I can understand why people don’t have a great grasp on their blood pressure numbers,” says Dr. Jeffrey Uzzilia. “There has been a lot of confusion over the new blood pressure guidelines.”

Stress and Heart Disease

A new study connects the impact of stress from high-strain jobs in the development of atrial fibrillation. “We find that heart disease is much more prevalent in service oriented jobs where you have to go from 0 to 100 miles per hour, like fire fighters and police officers. That risk occurs not only when they are on the job but also after they retire,” said Dr. Jeffrey Uzzilia of Capital Cardiology Associates.

Enhanced Cardiac Access Suite at Capital Cardiology

During a cardiac event, every second counts. “One of the first things we learn in cardiology is that time is muscle,” said Dr. Jeffrey Uzzilia from Capital Cardiology Associates. The Enhanced Cardiac Access suite is one of the best things we have ever done We wanted to provide better access for immediate care.”

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