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Cardiac Solutions makes it easy for the residents of Glendale, Avondale, Peoria, Sun City and Sun City West to manage their cardiac conditions and promote their best heart health. For the convenience and care of our patients, we offer several clinical programs aimed at educating participants and their caregivers on how to control / reduce common heart-related problems. Here are just a few we offer at our different locations. Our programs and clinics teach individuals about the diagnosis, actions to take to avoid hospitalizations and serious cardiac problems in the future so they can have a better outcome and enjoy the things they like to do. You can find out more below.
Anticoagulation Management Program
Heart attacks and strokes often arise as the result of clots that prevent blood from reaching the heart or brain. To alleviate the risk of blood clots, heart doctors might prescribe anticoagulants, which are drugs that thin the blood for prevent these blood clots. They also may prescribe them for an irregular heartbeat. As important as these medications can be to overall health, patients must take special care when taking them for their. Our anticoagulation management program helps participants learn more about how these drugs work, why they are taking it and what safety precautions to take when using the drug as well as the management of the drug.
Cholesterol Management Program
High cholesterol is a common risk factor for many and can be an issue for heart-related conditions, including heart attacks. It is possible to prevent or reduce high cholesterol by following healthy lifestyle habits. The cholesterol management program at Cardiac Solutions can help participants learn how their diet and exercise regimens can lessen their risk of high cholesterol. Our program can also inform patients about how to use cholesterol management medication to stabilize their condition.
Implantable Device Clinic
Individuals with some heart conditions and with serious heart arrhythmias may undergo treatment that uses a pacemaker or defibrillator to control the rate at which the heart beats. Though these devices prove integral to the health of those with arrhythmias and heart problems, heart doctors must regularly assess their functionality for the health and safety of the patients. Our implantable device clinic allows our cardiologists to monitor the health statuses of our pacemaker and defibrillator patients..
Would you like to learn more about our clinical programs? If so, call Cardiac Solutions at (623) 208-5305. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to address your questions and concerns.
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If your cardiologist has ever recommended that you take aspirin every day to help reduce the risk of a heart attack, you may already know a little bit about anticoagulant therapy. Anticoagulants are medications that treat and prevent blood clots by preventing platelets from sticking together. Though clotting can be a useful function, blood clots can also cause problems. A stroke occurs when there is a clot that prevents blood from flowing to the brain, while a heart attack can happen when a clot stops the normal flow of blood to the heart. If your cardiologist has you on anticoagulant therapy, it is essential to understand what you can and cannot do during this treatment, as even minor injuries could result in internal bleeding when you are taking anticoagulants. Explore this infographic from the Phoenix cardiologists at Cardiac Solutions to learn more about anticoagulant therapy. Please share with your friends and family.
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Heart disease is the most prevalent cause of death in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people are at risk for it, but research indicates that individuals with diabetes are particularly at risk.
Diabetes is a metabolic condition, but it often develops in conjunction with or because of a heart issue. Studies show that hypertension, or high blood pressure, often occurs alongside diabetes. As a result, it becomes more difficult for the arteries to stay strong and flexible enough to pump blood throughout the body. Research also points to a strong relationship between diabetes and high cholesterol. Like hypertension, high cholesterol can deteriorate arterial health.
Are you a diabetes sufferer? Have you also been diagnosed with hypertension or high cholesterol? If so, call Cardiac Solutions in Glendale today at (623) 208-5305. Our team of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants can see to it that you enjoy your best heart health despite your diabetes diagnosis.
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Do you suffer from calf pain when you walk? This type of discomfort is one warning sign of peripheral artery disease. Many people are familiar with coronary artery disease, which involves the accumulation of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. However, plaque buildup can also occur in the extremities. When fat and cholesterol collect in the arteries that provide blood to the legs, it is called peripheral artery disease. As with many other types of heart disease, though, cardiologists note that you can largely prevent peripheral artery disease with healthy lifestyle habits. Continue reading to find out more.
Heart health begins with the foods you eat. If you avoid consuming meals and snacks that are high in fat and cholesterol, those substances cannot accumulate in your bloodstream. In many cases, processed and commercially baked goods contain excessive amounts of fat and cholesterol, making them poor choices for your heart health. You can create a diet plan that supports your heart health by incorporating plenty of low-fat dairy products, lean proteins, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Exercise is another fundamental component to enjoying strong and healthy cardiovascular function. Physical activity can help to prevent peripheral artery disease in several ways. For one, working out can remove unhealthy cholesterol from your bloodstream. Two, it can lower your risk of obesity, which is a key risk factor for peripheral artery disease.
The use of tobacco products is usually associated with poor respiratory function, but smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes can also deteriorate your cardiovascular function. That is why heart doctors strongly urge patients to stop all tobacco use to help prevent peripheral artery disease. If you find it difficult to quit smoking on your own, talk to a cardiologist. He can likely recommend cessation programs in your neighborhood.
If you suffer from peripheral artery disease, Cardiac Solutions can help. To speak with one of our heart clinic associates in Glendale or Peoria, call (623) 208-5305. You can also go to our website for more information on the causes and risk factors of peripheral artery disease.