Assessing Your Cardiovascular Risk & Starting Regular Screening

Cardiologist reviews a patients health history and labs to determine what cardiovascular screening is appropriate at Nevada Cardiology Associates

If you’re reading this, you probably understand the severity of cardiovascular disease. In fact, it is the leading killer of both male and female Americans. As a result, not only is it one of the most significant health challenges in the United States and around the world, but it is one that can be reversed […]

Does The Mediterranean Diet Really Work?

Eating by the Mediterranean diet has shown health benefits according to Nevada Cardiology Associates

If you have excess weight to lose, you’ve likely heard of the Mediterranean diet and its substantial benefits. You may even have been told to follow it by your cardiologist or primary care physician. But what does the Mediterranean diet entail; and how is it different from other diets that you may have tried and […]

2018 Top Doctors For Las Vegas

Congratulations to Dr. Navid Kazemi, Dr. Samuel Green, and Dr. Patrick Hsu for being listed as a “Top Doctor” by Healthcare Quarterly Magazine. Healthcare Quarterly Magazine has just announced it’s 2018 Top Doctors for Las Vegas. They have researched over 6,000 doctors, dentists and medical professionals in Southern Nevada to find the “Top Doctors” recommended […]

Heart Pacemaker Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and After


Why Do I Need a Pacemaker? People have a pacemaker put in place for low heart rate, sometimes complete heart blockage where the upper chambers are no longer able to transmit the impulse to the lower chambers. A patient usually has a problem with the “wire” if you will that transmits the signals. What Can […]

What is Atrial Fibrillation or AFib?

What Is Afib

Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained heart rhythm in the United States affecting about 3 million Americans. Instead of beating normally, the upper chambers quiver or fibrillate. The upper chambers no longer fill the lower chambers with blood and heart output can be reduced by 20-40%. During atrial fibrillation the upper chambers send about 600 impulses […]

What beta blockers are approved for heart failure?

What beta blockers are approved for heart failure?

There are two beta blockers approved for heart failure in the United States. The first is metoprolol succinate (also called Toprol XL, Toprol, metoprolol ER or metoprolol ER succinate). This long-acting formulation should not be confused with short-acting metoprolol (metoprolol, metoprolol tartrate or Lopressor) which is NOT an approved drug for heart failure. The second […]

Three components of treating heart failure

Keeping heart failure under control.

There are three components to keeping heart failure under control: –          Daily weights –          Diuretics –          Fluid restriction/salt restriction Daily weights are critical for heart failure patients. Weights should be done the first thing every morning on the same reliable home scale before eating or drinking anything. Establish a DRY WEIGHT with your physician. Think […]

Should I Use Aspirin?

Aspirin acts on the platelets which are the blood clotting cells of the body. It makes them less “sticky” – less likely to form a blood clot. If a cholesterol plaque inside a blood vessel ruptures, the body’s natural reaction is to form a clot in that area. This can lead to heart attacks (a […]

Angiogram vs. Angioplasty (and stents)

An angiogram of the heart is a direct visualization of the coronary arteries and is the gold standard test to diagnose blockages in the arteries. During an angiogram a light anesthesia is used to provide relaxation and a numbing medicine is administered in the groin over the femoral artery. A special IV (or sheath) is […]

Results of a cardiac catheterization

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