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Take good care of your heart

Improve your health with heart screenings in Shreveport, Louisiana

We recognize February as the month of love, which is why it’s a great time to celebrate your heart and evaluate your heart health.

The term heart disease refers to several conditions that impact the health of your heart. Most heart conditions occur when plaque builds up in your arteries, reducing blood flow and increasing your risk for a heart attack, heart failure or stroke.

According to the CDC, heart disease is a leading...

  February 15, 2017   Heart 0 Comments   Read More

Is it heartburn or a heart attack?

Know the difference between indigestion and a heart attack

Everyone has felt it at least once, that intense burning sensation that ignites in your chest. The pain is so sudden it’s terrifying. You think you’re having a heart attack, but then you remember those hot wings you ate for lunch and that soda on the side. Must be heartburn and not a heart attack, right?

  February 10, 2016   Heart, Heartburn, Heart attack 0 Comments   Read More

Keep your heart healthy

Velocity Care shares ways to care for your heart

As the dizzying rates of heart disease continue to rise, it’s easy to feel bewildered and scared as to how to react. But keeping your heart healthy is not as difficult as it may seem. By combining some good old-fashioned common sense and the latest wisdom from medical professionals, you can easily adopt the type of lifestyle that can help you prevent heart disease, and you’ll also be equipped with the knowledge to help the ones you love. Heart...

  February 1, 2016   Health, Heart 0 Comments   Read More

What are the options for treating high blood pressure?

Velocity Care discusses nutraceuticals for heart health

High blood pressure affects a great number of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 70 million American adults (one in three people) suffer from high blood pressure. This affliction can cause damage to arteries which, if left untreated, can lead to an aneurysm, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke or eye damage.

  November 5, 2015   High blood pressure, Wellness, Heart, Blood pressure 1 Comment   Read More

What is an EKG and why would my doctor order one?

A noninvasive way for doctors to check your heart for damage

One of your most vital organs is the heart, a muscle that functions as a pump and is comprised of four chambers. A natural electrical system causes the heart to contract, which pumps blood throughout the body.

Sometimes there are issues with how the heart pumps blood and, when that happens, the best way to evaluate this vital organ is through the use of an electrocardiogram, which detects issues with the body’s natural electrical...

  August 25, 2015   Health, Heart, Adult, EKG, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

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