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

Dr. Richard Borge First in Philadelphia to Offer Next-Generation Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

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There is new hope for Philadelphia-area residents who suffer from atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Dr. Rick Borge announced that he has become the first physician in the Philadelphia-area to offer an FDA-approved laser balloon treatment option known as the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System, a minimally-invasive treatment option for recurrent  … Read more

Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

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Daylight Savings Time

  Did you know that Daylight Saving Time originated in 1908 in London? The idea was pitched to the British Parliament by William Willet, a British builder, but was turned down. It wasn’t until Germany heard about this concept during World War I–and wanted to save money–and enacted Daylight Saving Time in 1915. Three weeks  … Read more

Abington Memorial Hospital (Abington-Jefferson Health) Selected for Early Supply Program of Andexxa

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Abington Memorial Hospital (Abington-Jefferson Health) Selected for Early Supply Program of Andexxa (reversal agent for the blood thinners Xarelto & Eliquis) On May 3, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Andexxa, the first available antidote for patient’s taking the blood thinners Xarelto or Eliquis and who experience serious bleeding.  Abington  … Read more