General Heart health Information and News

Your good health comes first. A heart and sleep healthcare professional is committed to providing you with exceptional care and offers convenient access to top quality health services. Professionals in practice offer a personalized approach to your healthcare and partner with you to help you feel and perform your best.

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women and men in the United States. It is commonly caused by fatty deposits (plaque) building up inside the arteries, the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood around your body. This condition is called atherosclerosis, and it is an inflammatory target. White blood cells from the immune system collect at the sites of plaque build up and cause inflammation.

Over time, the plaque can harden and lead to narrowing of your arteries. By limiting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other vital glands, organs, and structures, atherosclerosis can lead to serious, even life-threatening problems, including heart attack and stroke.

Sleep Deficiency

In the last few decades, clinical research studies have linked sleep deficiency and specific sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, to an elevated risk of heart disease and various other health conditions. But, for many years, the molecular mechanisms that linked poor quality or insufficient sleep and heart disease were unclear. 

Researchers discovered that sleep disruption activates a molecule that provokes inflammation and can lead to atherosclerotic fatty buildup in the arteries of experimental subjects. The findings underscore the essential nature of getting enough quality sleep to maintain heart health. Now that these mechanisms have been studied and identified in more depth, medical providers may have new methods for developing ways to fight and treat heart disease.

The Care You Need When and Where You Need It

Your wellness needs are as important to us as they are to you. With the knowledge and experience you can trust, experienced heart health providers strive to guide you on your healthcare journey in a way that’s the most understandable and accessible for you. With numerous options, such as various locations and language diversity, you can choose the doctor who’s right for you.

Your time may be limited, but your healthcare options shouldn’t be. With convenient practice locations, you can likely find the medical professional you need right in your neighborhood. If you need urgent medical attention, associated urgent care locations, walk-in clinics, and hospitals offer extended practice hours when you need help the most. If you are on vacation or aren’t able to make the trip in person, on-demand phone and video sessions can be scheduled 24/7.