Blog Archive

How to Get Rid of Spider Veins Dec 1st, 2020

Spider veins may not be harmful to your health, but having them on your legs can affect how you feel about your appearance. At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, our vein specialists understand how upsetting it can be to see spider veins pop up on your body.  Our team uses...

Should I Be Worried About Heart Palpitations? Nov 4th, 2020

When you experience noticeable changes in your heart’s rhythm or rate, it can understandably be a cause for concern. Occasional heart palpitations aren’t typically something to worry about. But if you’re feeling persistent heart flutters, or your heart won’t stop racing, it’s best to check in with the expert cardiology...

How to Get Control of Your Obesity Oct 11th, 2020

Obesity is a complex disease that can have a long-lasting impact on your general health. Achieving a healthy weight is essential for the long-term health of your body as a whole, especially your heart. To help you get your weight under control, the heart health experts at HeartCare Associates of...

Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Cardiac Scanning Sep 10th, 2020

Nuclear cardiac scanning is a diagnostic procedure that our team at HeartCare Associates of Connecticut uses to assess the function and health of your heart. If you are having this type of heart scan, it’s important to understand everything you can about the procedure so you know what to expect....

How to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure Aug 17th, 2020

If you have high blood pressure, your risks for serious health complications, including heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, increase significantly. At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, our board-certified cardiology specialists work closely with you to manage your blood pressure and keep it well-controlled.  Through nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications,...

Can Radiofrequency Ablation Help You? Jul 21st, 2020

Varicose veins are those unsightly, bulging veins that can develop in your legs. While these damaged veins don’t always pose a threat to your health, they can become painful over time and lead to more serious complications. At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, our vein specialists offer radiofrequency ablation techniques,...

5 Foods that Help Lower Your Cholesterol Jun 24th, 2020

When your cholesterol levels aren’t healthy, your risk for heart disease and other chronic health complications increases significantly. At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, our experienced cardiologists offer comprehensive resources to treat high cholesterol.  In addition to routine, in-office cholesterol checks, the team customizes a treatment plan that focuses on...

A Racing Heart: When to See Your Doctor May 22nd, 2020

If you notice that your heart rate is speeding up, or you suddenly feel like your heart is racing, your immediate reaction may be to rush to the emergency room. At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, we understand how frightening this can be. And the anxiety you feel can make...

Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart Apr 22nd, 2020

Improving and maintaining good heart health starts with the right diet.  At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, our cardiovascular specialists offer a variety of preventive resources to reduce your risk for chronic heart disease and heart attacks. And it all starts what you’re putting into your body. Learn more about...

Know the Signs of an Aneurysm Mar 30th, 2020

An aneurysm is a serious health condition that can lead to even more serious health complications or untimely death. The cardiovascular specialists at HeartCare Associates of Connecticut provide comprehensive care for cardiovascular conditions that can increase your risk for having an aneurysm. To help prevent you from facing the devastating...

What Varicose Veins Say About Your Vein Health Feb 4th, 2020

There’s no denying that large, twisted varicose veins are unpleasant to look at. But they may also serve as a warning sign of underlying health issues that need your immediate attention. At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, our team of vein specialists offers comprehensive diagnostic care and treatment services for varicose veins. ...

Am I at Risk for Developing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)? Jan 1st, 2020

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a dangerous, possibly fatal condition that affects your circulation. How do you know if you’re at risk for this serious heart condition? Paying attention to your body and how you’re feeling is the first step. Yet you may have symptoms of congestive heart failure without...

The Most Common Causes of Heart Palpitations Dec 2nd, 2019

If you’ve ever had the sensation that your heart is beating in an unexpected way, you’re familiar with the feeling of heart palpitations. Heart palpitations are usually not serious. However, it’s very important to have them evaluated to rule out a potentially problematic heart condition. Here at HeartCare Associates of...

Could High Cholesterol be Causing Your Chest Pain? Nov 18th, 2019

Do you sometimes feel pain, pressure, or discomfort in your chest? If so, you may have angina, a condition in which your heart doesn’t get enough of the oxygen-rich blood it needs. Angina can have a variety of causes, but the most common is coronary heart disease, which occurs when...

A Positive Mindset Can Help Your Heart Oct 31st, 2019

Can being positive protect against heart disease? Yes! There is a lot of evidence suggesting that having a positive outlook — like being optimistic, cheerful, having gratitude and purpose in life — can be heart-protective. Researchers in the UK looked at psychological characteristics of over 8,000 people, and found that...

Ways to Keep Your Immune System Healthy Oct 23rd, 2019

Your immune system defends you against the viruses that cause colds and flu. These eight steps can help support your immune system so it’s ready to fight those viruses. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Get...

What Does a Heart Murmur Mean? Oct 17th, 2019

The sounds your doctor hears using a stethoscope while your heart beats are called heart murmurs. “Innocent” heart murmurs Innocent heart murmurs are sounds made by blood circulating through the heart’s chambers and valves, or through blood vessels near the heart. Innocent murmurs are common in children and are harmless....