Learn the signs and symptoms of heart attack with these helpful suggestions from ADC cardiologist Dr. Joseph Imsais.
ADC staff members and their families turned out Saturday to support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in downtown Austin. ADC’s cardiology department drummed up support and raised $490 for the Heart Walk
An echocardiogram test uses ultrasound waves to draw images of the heart. Your health provider can see an accurate picture of how it’s functioning and whether it’s been damaged.
If your doctor is concerned that you have suffered heart damage or have an abnormal heart rate, he or she may ask you to undergo an electrocardiogram – also called EKG.
Sodium is as an essential, life-sustaining ingredient. But too much of it can pose serious health risks, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure.
You’re probably concerned about your cholesterol level, but if you’re like most, you find the language about cholesterol and other lipids — fatty substances in the body — confusing.
Eating fewer high-fat, high-cholesterol foods and watching calories are important steps to a healthier diet and a healthier heart.
ADC Cardiologist Dr. Jose Mejia talks about heart disease risk factors, screening tests, and treatments and how the signs may be different for women.
The ankle-brachial index test is one of the screening tools your doctor can use to detect peripheral artery disease. It is a quick, non-invasive test that compares the blood pressure measured at your ankle with your blood pressure measured at your arm.
A carotid ultrasound is a painless test used to look for blockages and blood flow problems in the arteries. It’s usually the first imaging test used to diagnose carotid artery disease.