This edition of the Alaska Heart Beat introduces the newest member of our team, Dr. Scott Ebenhoeh, and also provides information about the upcoming Anchorage Heart Walk and other heart-healthy activities to fill the season. Our fall newsletter also explores the technologies available to patients at AHVI, as well as some of the common myths about varicose veins. Don’t forget to try out the creamy carrot soup from local blogger, The Hungry Alaskan!
News & Updates
Last week, we talked about the circulatory system. Specifically, the heart and how it carries oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout our body with each beat. Did you know that the heart also pushes depleted blood cells back through our veins to be replenished? This can be a daunting task, though, especially in our legs. Read More
What do you know about the heart? Have you ever taken a second to listen to it? It thumps away in the center of your chest, serving as a control center that sends blood through your body along the impressive map of pathways that make up your circulatory system in less than 20 seconds. The Read More
Working out is a key ingredient in keeping our bodies healthy and functioning properly. What better reason to not skip leg day than the fact that leg exercises can help avoid varicose veins? Varicose veins are caused by a lack of circulation in the veins. Exercising helps get blood flowing properly, while also reducing pain Read More