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
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.
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