Anticoagulation Management

Anticoagulation management is the use of medications to prevent the blood from forming clots – especially among patients who suffer from circulatory conditions or who are diagnosed as at-risk for thrombosis. Often referred to as ‘blood thinners,’ these medications do not actually thin the blood, but rather prevent it from clotting. Cardiologists who place patients […]

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Exercise and Pharmacological Stress Testing

Exercise and pharmacological stress testing are diagnostic procedures used to monitor or diagnose certain cardiovascular conditions, such a patient’s risk of suffering a heart attack. Cardiologists may order these tests for individuals who are beginning a new exercise regimen or who are considered to be at risk for cardiovascular complications. These tests place a controlled, […]

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PET and the Brain

If you are experiencing memory loss, and/or have a family history of Alzheimer’s Disease, the FDG Brain PET Scan could help determine if you have Alzheimer’s Disease. Early detection and treatment can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Until this scan was available, the only definitive way of knowing if a person had […]

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PET and the Heart

Coronary Heart Disease is the single largest killer of American men and women. Coronary Heart Disease occurs when the arteries of the heart are blocked. Every 30 seconds, an American suffers a heart attack because of such a blockage, and 40 percent die within a year. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with […]

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