Get a glimpse into your heart with computerized tomography A cardiac computer tomography (CT) test is an effective, non-invasive way to give the specialists at AHVI a detailed look at your heart and find calcium blockages in your arteries. A CT scan is quick and painless, and the results provide much more detail than a 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.
Have a heart-healthy Halloween For most, Halloween is a holiday celebrated with endless bags of sugary candy and not-so-healthy treats. While AHVI supports the occasional sweet indulgence, it’s important to avoid letting the Halloween season get the best of your health goals. Here are a few tips for keeping it heart-healthy this month: Get moving Read More
The picture of heart health Heart disease impacts people of all ages, both males and females. However, early detection can help reduce its effects on your life. A calcium score screening, also known as a heart scan, is a relatively convenient, noninvasive way to determine whether you could be at risk for heart disease. During Read More
September is Vascular Disease Awareness Month The vascular system is a super highway of blood vessels made up of arteries and veins that either carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body (arteries) or carry blood back to the heart (veins). It’s a critical part of the body that we don’t consider Read More
Our 2016 fall issue provides a healthy salmon and root vegetable salad recipe, heart friendly happenings and a welcome to AHVI’s new CEO Robert T. Craig!
Take a step toward cardiovascular health with AHVI Staying active is an important part of cardiovascular health, but have you ever wondered how well your heart handles the pressure of exercise? To prevent cardiovascular disease, it is crucial that you understand your heart and your risk factors. At AHVI, we offer a wide range of Read More
Prepare for this year’s Heart Walk one step at a time Walking is not only one of the easiest low-impact exercises, it’s incredibly beneficial for the circulatory system! The muscles, veins and valves in our legs and feet all work together to push blood back to the heart and lungs. Walking strengthens and stretches your Read More
Heart disease and stroke: the importance of early detection Did you know that having a parent or sibling with cardiovascular disease means your risk is increased by as much as 100 percent? Or, that your chance of having a stroke is increased if immediate family members have had strokes? Heart disease and stroke impacts Read More
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute recently appointed Robert T. Craig III as its chief executive officer, overseeing operations for the company’s six locations statewide. Craig joins the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute team from Missouri, with more than 20 years of professional experience as an executive leader in the health care industry. Read More
Eat and hike your way to healthier veins during National Blueberry Month July is National Blueberry Month, and that means there’s no better time to squeeze in a quick workout while stocking up on this healthy snack. Varicose veins can be diminished and sometimes eliminated by adding certain foods like blueberries to your diet. Blueberries Read More