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 Beat Blog
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.
With Summer underway, and the fourth of July holiday just around the corner, now is the time to be outside grilling and enjoying the sun! For many, hot dogs and burgers are a barbeque go-to, but these summertime classics can get timeworn; not to mention, they aren’t all that healthy. Luckily, there’s an endless number Read More
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills one woman every minute in the United States. Additionally, one out of every three women will experience some form of CVD during their lifetime. Heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmia, and heart valve problems are all forms of cardiovascular disease and although the rate of CVD Read More
During the summer months, Alaska’s salmon head toward freshwater with fishermen in tow– and rightfully so. This nutrient-rich fish is ideal for those searching for a heart-healthy and more balanced diet, packing a lean 230 calories and 26 grams of protein in a 3.5 oz. filet. Unlike other sources of protein, salmon is not high Read More