Earlier this year the America College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) released new clinical guidelines for the management of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The release of these guidelines resulted in some controversy as they do not mirror current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines when it comes to […]

There is a major problem for cancer patients to worry about when they start chemotherapy: a blood clot. They are the third most common cardiovascular illness. Some blood clots are preventable. That said, prevention includes the use of blood thinners, which can increase the chances for bleeding. Ideally, doctors would be able to tell which cancer patients are […]

The following interview with Neil Zakai, M.D., M.Sc., hematologist and oncologist at the UVM Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, originally appeared on the Facebook page of the Thrombosis and Haemostasis journal and focused on his research publication, titled “D-dimer and the Risk […]

February is Heart Month so the time is now to think about your heart and how to keep it healthy! Many people may not know that dental health is directly related to heart health. New information from the American Dental Association and other trusted medical journals have confirmed what we have seen in practice for […]

February is a month-long celebration of heart health. When it comes to nutrition this can mean many different things: Foods that warm the heart, foods that express love for another, and foods that promote cardiovascular health. The gift of a long, healthy life may include a style of eating that makes room for all three of those […]

You may have a leaking heart if your mitral valve is damaged. What is the mitral valve you ask? It’s located between the left atrium (where blood enters the heart from the lungs) and the left ventricle the heart (which pumps the blood to your entire body). . Mitral valve regurgitation means that your mitral valve is […]