When Do I Need to See a Medical Cardiology Professional?

Heart disease is all too common in the United States. In fact, according to the CDC, this condition is the leading cause of death for both men and women, killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. Visiting a medical cardiology professional can help you determine and manage your risks so that you can reduce the chances of serious complications. About Medical Cardiology Medical cardiology is a field of medicine that focuses on the management of cardiovascular risk, as well as specific cardiac conditions, such as heart failure. Cardiac specialists working in this field use various therapeutic techniques, testing and health management options designed to ensure that patients are preventing and/or…

Why Interventional Cardiology is Important to Cardiac Patients

One of the greatest concerns of heart disease patients is whether they will need to undergo difficult surgeries.  Thanks to a specialized field of medicine known as interventional cardiology, their treatment is often minimally invasive. Heart Disease Specifics Heart disease is at the top of the U.S. list for both male and female causes of death.  More than 600,000 Americans die of it every year, representing 25 percent of all deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Heart disease includes coronary and valvular disease.  Coronary heart disease is the most common kind of heart disease and claims the lives of more than 370,000 patients each year.  In addition,…

Non-Interventional Cardiologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a board certified, or board eligible, Non-Interventional Cardiologist to join our growing practice.  We have a new office located in San Tan Valley, Arizona and are looking to find an anchor physician to help support our expanding services in this rapidly growing area.   We have five established offices in the East Valley, three of which are either near or on hospital campuses. We offer ancillary services on site, including Nuclear, PET, ACC clinic, Device, EKG, Stress, Cardiac Monitoring, ABI, Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound and Vein Center. Tri-City Cardiology Consultants, PC, is dedicated to bringing only the best cardiology and vascular care to our…

Interventional Cardiologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a board certified, or board eligible, Interventional Cardiologist to join our growing practice. We have five established offices in the East Valley, three of which are either near or on hospital campuses. We offer ancillary services on site, including Nuclear, PET, ACC clinic, Device, EKG, Stress, Cardiac Monitoring, ABI, Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound and Vein Center. Tri-City Cardiology Consultants, PC, is dedicated to bringing only the best cardiology and vascular care to our patients. Our team of physicians consists of 22 board certified cardiovascular specialists who received training at the top medical universities and fellowship programs in the country. Their expertise in cardiovascular medicine and…

I Need A Vein Specialist – How Do I Choose?

The time has come; you’re ready to deal with those spider veins, varicose veins or other problems related to vein disease. You want to make the right choice, but it’s confusing. Just what is a vein specialist, anyway? Here are some tips from TriCity Cardiology Consultants. So What’s a Vein Specialist? Vein specialists are physicians, which means they are medical doctors (MD) or doctors of osteopathy (DOs). All attend medical school and residency, and usually complete a specialty fellowship for additional training. All must be licensed to practice, and most are board certified. The term vein specialist, however, has no formal meaning, which may contribute to the confusion. Vein Doctors…

Understanding Vein Disease

Vein disease is common in the United States, affecting as many as 25 million people. Because of the myriad of symptoms that can accompany this disease, many patients notice a profound effect on their quality of life. Fortunately, vein disease treatment is available to qualifying patients. Vein Disease Defined Vein disease most commonly develops when the valves within the blood vessels stop functioning like they should. As a result, blood flows backward and begins to pool in the vein. Over time, the patient begins to notice symptoms. These symptoms vary based on the type of vein problem and the severity of the condition.  People with varicose veins, may notice larger, gnarled veins that are swollen or even raised above the skin’s surface.…

Vein Doctor Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease

Vein Doctor Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease and Vein Treatment Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disorder that affects the peripheral blood vessels far away from the heart. PVD is often the result of narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to the legs, arms, kidneys or stomach, according to the American Heart Association. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) says that smoking is the main risk factor for developing peripheral vascular disease. Older age and diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke can increase your risk for developing PVD.   Types of PVD Vein Disease Medical professionals categorized PVD into one of two groups,…

Varicose Veins and Your Vein Treatment Options

Although it may not get much recognition in the press, vein disease is a widespread disease in the United States. It affects about 25 million Americans and is related to venous insufficiency, or poor return of blood to the heart. The varicose veins that can result can be highly visible and uncomfortable. If you have varicose veins and cannot get rid of them on your own, it is a good idea to see a vascular surgeon since the condition can be dangerous. Vascular surgeons can provide effective strategies for treating varicose veins, and the treatment is often quick and with minimal discomfort. Causes and symptoms of varicose veins. Varicose veins…

Interventional Cardiology and Balloon Valvuloplasty

For patients with stiff heart valves, a procedure known as a balloon valvuloplasty offers an opportunity for treatment less invasive than open heart surgery.  With this type of interventional cardiology, patients have a shorter recovery period and a lesser risk of infection than they would experience with traditional surgery. Why Do Cardiologists Perform Balloon Valvuloplasty? Valves located between each pumping chamber of the heart work to keep blood flowing forward as it moves through the organ.  Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that the four main valves include: Tricuspid Pulmonary Mitral Aortic Sometimes these valves become stiff or partially blocked.  With stiffening, the heart muscle has to work harder than normal to…