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March 9, 2018

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Educational Information

If you are looking for more information or resources in the industry, we suggest taking a look at these helpful websites. If you would like to discuss anything in particular, feel free to set up an appointment by giving us a call! Learn more at Philips.com Learn more at PVD and Me To learn more […]


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February 15, 2018

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Heart Valve Repair Surgery

Heart Valve Repair Surgery Every year, about 65,000 heart valves are repaired or replaced in the United States.1 Over five million people in the country have moderate to severe heart valve disease, and over half of people over age 70 have some form of valvular dysfunction.2 The signs may be subtle at first. Valve problems […]


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February 15, 2018

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Cardiomyopathy: Improving Heart Functions & Symptoms

Cardiomyopathy: Improving Heart Functions & Symptoms A diverse range of conditions and diseases of the heart muscle and its fibers, cardiomyopathy can affect males and females, and people of all ages and races. Researchers believe as many as 1 in 500 adults may have some form of it.1 The cardiomyopathy definition is one that points […]


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November 30, 2017

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Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation

Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia that is characterized by a quivering or abnormally rapid beating of the heart. Also referred to as AFib, the condition, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), affects about 2.7 million individuals in the U.S. It significantly increases a […]


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November 30, 2017

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Amputation Prevention: What Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease Need to Know

Amputation Prevention: What Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease Need to Know If you have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), you’re at an increased risk of Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA). The lower extremities include the hip, knee, and ankle joints, and the bones of the thigh, leg, or foot. The good news is that, with the right […]


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November 3, 2017

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Spotlight on Venous Insufficiency: What It Is and How It’s Treated

Spotlight on Venous Insufficiency: What It Is and How It’s Treated Henry is a 54-year-old auto mechanic. He has been working 10- to 14-hour shifts for decades, spending most of his time at work standing up on concrete floors. His physically demanding job has taken a toll on his body—he suffers from near-constant back and […]


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October 6, 2017

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Spotlight on Coronary Artery Disease: What It Is and How It’s Treated

Spotlight on Coronary Artery Disease: What It Is and How It’s Treated For the past few months, 73-year-old Paula has been experiencing mild pain in her chest. She’s had bouts of heartburn for much of her adult life, so she assumes this is the cause of her pain. She usually takes over-the-counter heartburn medications to […]


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September 6, 2017

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Is It PAD? What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

Is It PAD? What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease 64-year-old Helen has noticed strange cramping and a feeling of heaviness in her legs lately. It’s most noticeable during the brisk walks she takes in the park with her girlfriends, but it also happens during the night. Sometimes pain in her feet even wakes […]


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May 10, 2017

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Myths

Myths “Things Doc wants you to know…” Just the words heart disease can be scary. But there are many myths surrounding this term and with the right information and action, you can prevent heart failure or help to improve your health even after diagnosis. Listed below are the most common myths about heart failure: Myth: […]


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May 10, 2017

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Veins

When and how are veins treated? The most commonly asked questions are: “Do veins require treatment?” and “What treatment is best?” Veins that affect your activities of daily living or cause leg pain, swelling (edema), recurrent superficial blood clots, bulging or protruding varicosities, lipodermatosclerosis (skin discoloration), bleeding, or ulceration are prime candidates for treatment. Veins […]


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