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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....