November is National Family Health History Month With the holidays drawing near, there’s no better time to talk with your loved ones about family health history. During health check-ups, patients are often asked about family history – but how much do you really know, and why is it so important? In honor of National Family 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.
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
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