Ultrafiltration Could Reduce 1-year Rehospitalization in Acute Decompensated HF

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Ultrafiltration for acute decompensated HF reduced hospital readmission by 1.74 visits in the following 12 months compared with the prior year, according to data presented at the virtual Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Meeting. “Utilization of ultrafiltration can improve HF outcomes in selected patients,” Robert A. Watson III, MD, chief of cardiology at Abington Hospital –  … Read more

How to Stay Active and Safe: Tips on Exercising with Heart Conditions

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 Getting regular exercise, regardless of age and underlying health conditions is always important. If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, you may feel uncertain or even scared about exercising. Not only can physical activity improve your heart function and reduce the risk of future heart problems from arising, regular exercise can also strengthen your heart  … Read more

The Importance of Routine Heart Check-ups

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In the United States, one person passes away every 37 seconds from heart disease. Annually, we lose about 647,000 people (1 in 4 deaths) to cardiovascular complications due to this disease. Unfortunately, heart disease remains the number 1 killer of men and women globally. One solution to cardiovascular disease is preventative cardiology. Generations before us  … Read more

Caffeine and Cardiovascular Health: What You Need to Know

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The month of March is full of fun holidays and silly national days like St. Patrick’s Day, National Oreo Cookie Day and National Napping Day. But one important holiday that is often overlooked actually spans the whole month of March—Caffeine Awareness. According to the FDA, 80% of adults in the United States consume some form  … Read more

February Is National Heart Health Month

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February is often viewed as the season of love, not only because of Valentine’s Day, but also because it is National Heart Health Month. We urge everyone to wear red and show their support throughout the month of February. From coast to coast we can come together with a common goal of abolishing heart disease  … Read more

June is Men’s (Heart) Health Month

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Heart disease is a serious issue in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in males in the US. Since June is Men’s health month, we would like to inform you of facts and risks affiliated with heart disease and preventative measures that can be taken to  … Read more

Physicians at AMS Cardiology Recognized as Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs of 2019

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  Selected by their physician peers throughout the region the physicians at AMS Cardiology have been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine’s May 2019 “Top Doctors” issue as being among the best doctors in the Philly region.   The Philadelphia region is a medical mecca with world-renowned hospitals, medical schools, clinics and surgical centers. This year they  … Read more

Stress and Your Heart: Three Ways Stress Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

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April is Stress Awareness Month, and here at AMS Cardiology, we know how much stress can negatively impact the heart. Although more research is needed to determine the exact effects stress has on heart disease—the leading killer of Americans—stress has been proven time and time again to increase blood pressure, raise cholesterol levels and impact  … Read more