Choosing a Cardiologist: 5 Tips for Finding a Great Heart Doctor

In many cases, patients visit their primary care doctor before being referred to a cardiologist for follow-up care. Cardiologists are experts in the workings of the human heart and blood vessels, making them the go-to specialists for arrhythmias, heart disease, heart attacks, and other conditions involving the circulatory system. However, not all cardiologists are created equal. Managing a heart condition can be stressful, making it important to find a cardiac specialist with whom you have a strong working relationship. Board-Certification The best heart doctor  undergoes a rigorous process to establish their expertise in a particular sub-field of medicine. Look to ensure that a potential heart doctor is board-certified by the…


Medical Procedures Used to Treat Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can cause you to suffer with pain, skin ulcers and blood clots. Many varicose vein treatments are minimally invasive and do not require a long recovery period. Vein specialists can remove or close varicose veins. Closing or removing varicose veins generally does not cause any blood flow problems; the blood redirects itself to other veins. When you visit Arizona Vein Treatment center, one of our vein doctors will evaluate your condition. Your doctor may choose to perform one of the procedures listed below. Medical procedures On average, side effects of the procedures listed below include swelling, bruising, slight pain and skin discoloration. Laser surgery – Laser light energy…


Five Signs of a Great Cardiac Specialist

Your choice of heart doctors is an important one, but selecting a good cardiologist can be difficult. At first glance, every cardiac specialist may seem like all the others in Arizona, since they all have the required education and training. However, good cardiovascular treatment goes beyond a medical degree. The following five signs can help you identify a great cardiac specialist. 1. The Doctor Is Current in Cardiology A cardiac specialist may have had the best education in the world, but a medical degree and a residency that were completed years or decades ago are not sufficient. A good heart doctor stays up-to-date in the field to learn the most…


5 Causes of Heart Disease

Heart disease is not a single type of disease, but a category of diseases. It includes congenital disease of the heart, coronary heart disease. congestive heart failure, and heart attack. It is one of the top causes of death among women and men in the U.S. The causes of diseases of the heart are varied, from other cardiovascular conditions to the person’s physical health and daily habits, like smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. Here are five causes of cardiac disease you should be aware of. High Cholesterol One of the primary causes of heart disease is high cholesterol. Everyone has cholesterol, which should include a healthy dose of good cholesterol.…


Study Shows Heart Attack Symptoms Basically the Same for Both Genders

Studies indicate that women die more frequently from cardiac arrest following a heart attack than men do. This led researchers to believe that women were being misdiagnosed because their heart attack symptoms were different. However, a recent study finds that chest pain, which is the chief complaint of cardiac disease, is generally the same for both genders. The researchers did find some distinctions, but no clear pattern of differing characteristics emerged. Therefore, none of the differences could assist emergency room doctors in diagnosing a woman as having a heart attack. The Study According to the November 25, 2013 release from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), This gender…


What to look for when choosing a cardiologist

Many people wait until a serious cardiac event occurs before seeing a cardiologist. But the fact is, regular evaluation by a cardiac specialist is one of the most important, proactive steps you can take to protect your heart and keep it healthy. While most patients rely on recommendations from their physician or even from family or friends, choosing a cardiologist for your needs is a critical part of making sure you get the care you need. Here are some tips to make sure you choose the cardiac specialist that’s right for you: Insurance First, make sure the heart doctors you’re considering accept your insurance. It may seem obvious, but this…


3 Signs of a Great Cardiac Specialist

A cardiac specialist is someone that deals with cardiac disease and other conditions of the heart. If you are suffering from a heart-related condition, finding the best doctor is essential to having the best treatment. While there are many things to consider when choose a heart specialist, these three factors are extremely important when choosing a cardiac doctor. 2. Specialized Experience in Cardiology Not only do you want your cardiac doctor to be well educated and experienced in the medical field, but he should have cardiology as a specific area of expertise. Ask about the specialist’s experience in this field and what type of education they have. This type of…


Congratulations to Tri-City Cardiology’s 2014 Top Doc

Congratulations to Tri-City Cardiology’s 2014 Top Doc Award Recipient

Tri-City Cardiology is proud to recognize our physicians that have been awarded Top Doc honors from Phoenix Magazine. A Top Doc designation is based on recommendations from other local doctors who nominate a physician whom they feel excels within his or her area of expertise. We are thrilled to have outstanding physicians that are recognized by fellow physicians, for their dedication to patient care.

Congratulations to Tri-City Cardiology’s 2014 Top Doc award recipient:

Jaskamal Kahlon, M.D.

Dr. Kahlon

Can we prevent varicose veins?

According to Health Research Funding, vein problems are one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S. Women are at a higher risk for developing varicose veins. Approximately half of the U.S. population who are aged 50 years and older have varicose veins. Unfortunately, you cannot prevent varicose veins from forming altogether; however, you can do things to prevent the varicose veins you already have from getting worse and delay new ones from forming. Keep the blood moving through your veins by performing physical activities that keep your legs moving. Improve the muscle tone in your legs. Whenever possible, keep your legs elevated while you sleep, sit or rest.…


6 lifestyle changes that can help prevent heart disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 600,000 people in the US die from heart disease every year; that is one in every four deaths. While there are various forms of this disease, Coronary Heart Disease is the most common as it is responsible for killing nearly 400,000 of the 600,000 people who die from caridac disease each year. Even though you are unable to change certain inherent causes of heart disease, such as family history, age or sex, there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your chances of suffering with this potentially deadly disease. 1. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day Daily…