Common Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a complex disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in your legs during rest or sleep. These unpleasant sensations trigger an intense and irrepressible urge to seek immediate relief through physical movement. For up to 10% of people in the United States, RLS is a full-blown sleep

Good Cholesterol Versus Bad Cholesterol

You may already know that high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, but did you know that high cholesterol is also a silent, asymptomatic problem that can only be detected through regular preventive screenings? As experienced cardiologists who are dedicated to patient awareness and

Why is COVID-19 Dangerous for Heart Patients?

Soon after the discovery of the first novel coronavirus outbreak in late 2019, infectious disease experts realized they were looking at the beginning of a global pandemic. By February of 2020, this new and highly contagious illness had a name: coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Caused by severe acute respiratory

Adjusting to Life with a Pacemaker

If you have an erratic heartbeat (arrhythmia), the team at ECCA may recommend a pacemaker to keep your heart pumping regularly and on time. Although a pacemaker can help control a heart that sometimes beats too quickly, it’s most often used to correct bradycardia, or a heart that beats too

6 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol

You probably know that having high cholesterol puts your health at risk, but you may not know that it’s actually a major risk factor for heart disease, which happens to be the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women alike. Luckily, it’s also a controllable

What Nuclear Stress Testing Can Reveal

As one of the most valuable diagnostic tools for coronary artery disease, nuclear stress testing can uncover a lot of information about your cardiovascular system, including your risk of having a heart attack or other cardiac event. A nuclear stress test offers detailed insight into how well your blood flows

How Ablation Can Remedy a Heart Arrhythmia

Given that the human heart beats billions of times over the course of a normal lifespan, it isn’t surprising that irregular heart rhythms are a common occurrence — in fact, virtually everyone experiences rapid fluttering or abnormal pounding in their chest at some point in their lives. While momentary heartbeat

What an EKG Test Can Tell Your Doctor About Your Heart

As the most commonly performed heart test, an electrocardiogram measures and records the electrical activity of your heart. Also known as an ECG or EKG, this key diagnostic tool provides invaluable and insightful information about the rhythm and function of your heart. Simply put, an EKG is a “heart tracing”

How Sleep Apnea Affects the Heart

When was the last time you woke up after a good night’s sleep feeling refreshed, bright-eyed, and eager to start the day? If you’re among the 18 million adults in the United States who’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, chances are you can’t remember. While any chronic sleep disorder can

5 Non-Invasive Tests That Measure the Health of Your Heart

Heart disease ranks as a leading cause of death across the United States. You can reduce your chances of succumbing to heart disease by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting regular medical checkups. Cardiac medical tests can help identify and diagnose conditions that may not be detectable in routine office

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