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…


Symptoms of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose Veins Could Indicate a Serious Problem Varicose veins can indicate a more serious health problem requiring a visit to a vein clinic. Varicose veins can be a symptom of a condition called deep vein thrombosis. When an individual has deep vein thrombosis, one or more of the deeper veins in the leg become blocked. For this reason, if you have varicose veins you should visit a varicose vein treatment center for evaluation. Some people have varicose veins and do not experience any pain whatsoever, all of their signs are visible. The visible signs indicating that you have varicose veins include: Bulging and twisting veins in your legs that resemble…


Tips on choosing your Cardiologist

Finding the right cardiologist is essential to ensure you receive the best treatment possible. You need to consider numerous things while researching heart doctors. Here are eight of the most important factors to take into account. 1. Coverage You will most likely want to choose a specialist who has a contract with your health insurance company. For this reason, this is a great place to start looking for the names of local cardiologists. 2. Credentials Make sure that the heart doctor you are considering is ‘board-certified’ by the American Board of Internal Medicine. It is even better if the physician is designated as a ‘fellow’ of the American College of…


Symptoms of cardiovascular disease

While each kind of heart issue requires a different treatment, they might have similar warning signs. For this reason, if you are experiencing any of the symtpoms below, you need to visit a cardiologist to ensure your cardiovascular disease is diagnosed correctly. Atrial fibrillation This is a kind of arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is a problem with the rhythm or rate of the heartbeat. Most people who have atrial fibrillation experience at least one of the following symptoms: Fatigue or weakness Feeling faint Light-headedness A sudden fluttering, pounding, flip-flopping or racing feeling in your heart (palpitations) Trouble breathing during everyday activities (shortness of breath) Discomfort in their chests including pressure and pain…


How a heart doctor diagnoses heart disease

Initially, your family physician may recognize that you are experiencing symptoms indicative of cardiac disease. Your physician will probably refer you to a cardiologist. During your initial consultation with your heart doctor, you will be asked numerous questions in relation to your daily life. It is vital that you are candid to ensure you receive the best care possible. Your cardiologist considers several factors to determine if you have coronary heart disease (CHD). These factors include: Your medical history Your risk factors Your family medical history Physical examination The results of the tests and procedures your cardiac specialist orders for you If your doctor believes that you could have cardiac…


Causes of Heart Disease

Causes of Heart Disease Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, is a broad group of diseases that involves the heart and blood vessels. It includes cardiac disease, heart arrhythmias, heart defects, heart failure and heart valve problems. It is one of the leading causes of deaths for adults in the United States. Approximately 600,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The causes of coronary disease range from unhealthy lifestyle choices to medical conditions to genetics. While heart disease is more common in older adults, people of all ages should understand it and work to prevent it…


Do You Know These Important Heart Disease Statistics?

Do You Know These Important Heart Disease Statistics? Although cardiac disease is the leading cause of U.S. deaths, many people are unaware of important facts surrounding it or its consequences, among them blocked arteries and cardiac arrest. Test your knowledge against these 12 sets of heart disease statistics: 1. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 49 percent of Americans have at least 1 of the top 3 risk factors for developing this condition: high blood pressure, smoking and high LDL cholesterol. 2. This illness links to 1 of every 4 U.S. deaths – 600,000 individuals each year. 3. Among ethnicities, It’s the leading U.S. cause…