When it comes to simple ways to be healthy, walking is all the rage–and it’s easy. For those of us lucky enough to live in Alaska, our walks are some of the most beautiful there are. Walking doesn’t require any special skills or equipment. For such a simple activity, it has so many benefits, including Read More
The “Alaska Heart Beat Blog” is dedicated to informing patients about numerous areas of cardiovascular health and prevention. It primarily focuses on the importance of being screened for cardiovascular disease and the risk factors associated with it, as well as information about varicose veins and venous insufficiencies.
If you have more detailed questions about the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, its Vein Clinic, or imaging and diagnostic testing services, please call 907-561-3211 for information or to book an appointment.
This year, AHVI is a major sponsor of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Healthy for Good movement. Healthy for Good is a new, exciting movement dedicated to whole-body health and wellness. Their approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. The campaign’s goal is to encourage individuals to make lasting lifestyle changes. Read More
With fall upon us, and winter just around the corner, now’s the time to think about how you can remain active during the colder months. It’s much easier to get out and active during the summer, and with longer periods of daylight and warmer weather, physical activity can simply be more fun. Luckily, there are Read More
AHVI provides Alaskans with complete cardiovascular care, which begins with advanced cardiac diagnostic and imaging services. We offer a full range of all noninvasive cardiovascular imaging right here in one location for patient convenience. Our imaging and diagnostic services include: Cardiac MRI Cardiac Nuclear Imaging (MUGA) Cardiac Stress Test Coronary Artery Calcium Score Coronary CT Read More
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the link between stress and cardiovascular disease isn’t clear. However, the AHA says that stress can lead to unhealthy habits and behaviors that are related to heart disease. These habits can include eating too much sodium, lack of exercise, and consuming too much alcohol. Stress presents differently in Read More
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular diseases, which include coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure, continue to be the leading cause of death both in the United States and around the world. In the United States in 2014, 1 in 3, or 92.1 million adults, were noted to have Read More
Working in an office may seem relatively safe, but there are several health risks associated with the office environment that go unrecognized. Sitting for long hours at work with lack of physical activity can wear on your heart’s health and increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, working long hours can raise stress levels, leading Read More
Cholesterol can be confusing – what is good and bad cholesterol? Why does it matter? How can I lower it? Should I get tested? If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, you are not alone. Here’s a quick breakdown of cholesterol basics and what you can do to help keep your heart healthy. Good Read More
The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Jacob Kelly, M.D., who comes to Alaska after pursuing his training across three different regions of the United States. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in evolutionary biology and ecology at Texas Tech University, he attended the University of Colorado School of Read More
The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is adding another specialist to its team. Gene Quinn, M.D., M.S. joins AHVI from Harvard Medical School, where he is completing a Patient Safety and Quality fellowship program. He is also completing a fellowship program at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, with a focus on cardiovascular disease. “I am excited Read More