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Why Would I Need Anticoagulation Management?

Millions of patients take anticoagulant medications to reduce the body’s ability to form blood clots. The safe and effective use of these life-saving drugs depends on successfully working closely with a specialist.

Jan 1st, 2020
What Is Pericardial Disease, and What Can I Do to Prevent it?

How serious is pericardial disease? One of the possible long-term consequences of pericardial disease is heart failure. If you’ve had inflammation of the pericardium, working closely with a cardiologist is your best step toward protecting your heart.

Dec 1st, 2019
Are Varicose Veins a Health Risk?

Varicose veins aren’t just unsightly. If left untreated, these large, twisted veins can harm your circulatory system and put you at risk for various complications and health issues.

Oct 1st, 2019
Why Might I Need a Vascular Ultrasound?

Imaging evaluations of the body’s circulatory system can play a critical role in treating vascular conditions and preventing potentially serious complications. The imaging study is noninvasive, and it doesn’t cause pain.

Sep 4th, 2019
Symptoms Indicating You Have Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart defects change the normal flow of blood through your heart. This difference can cause symptoms that require lifestyle changes and/or medical intervention. Most people with congenital heart defects live healthy lives.

May 30th, 2019
What You Can Do to Reduce the Appearance of Varicose Veins

The unsightly bulging, twisted appearance that comes with varicose veins can dampen your self-esteem and dim your quality of life. With today’s laser technology, you can get rid of unwanted varicose veins and feel good about your legs again.

Jan 18th, 2019
Understanding the Difference Between Good and Bad Cholesterol

You’ve probably heard there’s good and bad cholesterol, so what’s the difference? And what about triglycerides? Where do they fit? We’re happy to help you sort through the facts about good versus bad cholesterol and what it all means for your health.

Nov 26th, 2018
Diet Tips for Managing High Blood Pressure

Heart-friendly eating isn’t an endless stream of salads, and lowering your blood pressure may be easier than you think, using informed choices to modify your existing diet. You could see lower blood pressure scores in two weeks through diet changes alone.

Jan 31st, 2018
The Link Between Stress and Hypertension

Stress is seemingly everywhere, so it’s no surprise that avoiding stress is all but impossible. When stress lasts too long, it can do more than create an ongoing annoyance. It can harm you physically, including the health of your heart.

Jul 9th, 2019
8 Common Causes of Varicose Veins

Wondering about varicose veins and whether you’ll end up with them? There are common links when considering who might develop these discolored ropey veins. There are also very effective ways to get rid of them. Learn more about varicose veins.

Oct 12th, 2018
How High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Health

Are you at risk for hypertension? It’s called the “silent killer” because high blood pressure can affect your health or turn life-threatening before you ever have obvious symptoms. Learn its effects and how you can prevent it from becoming serious.

Sep 27th, 2018
What Is A Lipids Checkup And Should I Schedule One?

HDLs, LDLs, triglycerides, and cholesterol can be so confusing. Which level should be high? Which level should be low? If you’re wondering about high cholesterol, take a moment to learn about a lipids checkup and why and when you should schedule one.

Aug 29th, 2018
5 Common Symptoms of a Heart Condition

When you think about symptoms of a heart condition, what comes to mind? Chest pain as it relates to a heart attack? Other symptoms of a heart condition may be trying to tell you to get medical help. What are those symptoms, and what do they mean?

Jul 23rd, 2018
Is There a Treatment for Varicose Veins?

Whether you’re frustrated with how they look or the aching discomfort they can cause, you don’t have to live with varicose veins or those tiny roadmaps known as spider veins. There are treatments available that can remove them permanently.

Jun 22nd, 2018
Laser Hair Removal 101: All Your Questions Answered

If you want perfectly smooth skin without the discomfort of waxing or shaving, laser hair removal offers permanent solutions. You may have a lot of questions about the process, so West Coast Aesthetics and Veins helps you get started.

May 21st, 2018
Bloodshot Eyes? It Could Be Hypertension

In many cases bloodshot eyes are harmless. In other instances, the pesky redness that fills the whites of your eyes may be a sign of heart danger. Partnering with a cardiologist can help you get to the bottom of it.

Apr 20th, 2018
How Alcohol Affects Your Heart

A sip of wine here, a cocktail there. More than half of adults drink alcohol, but do you know how this habit impacts your heart health? The first thing you should know is that alcohol’s influence on your health depends on various factors, including how muc

Mar 7th, 2018
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