Diagnostic Tools Blogs

Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

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Last Reviewed 05/15/2014

Discover why Dr. Stephen Sinatra recommends that even those in excellent health should explore if a heart pacemaker would help maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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Filed Under: Arrhythmia

Is Daily Aspirin Right for You?

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Last Reviewed 03/28/2014

Learn about Dr. Stephen Sinatra’s recommendations for taking daily aspirin, what conditions it is good for and when the preventative medicine should be avoided.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Heart Beat 101

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The basic electrocardiographic (ECG, or EKG from the German for “kardio”) representation of the heart beat is an important diagnostic tool in cardiology. It’s made up of several parts: the P wave, the PR interval, the Q wave, the QRS complex, the T wave, and the QT interval.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Check Your Fibrinogen Level

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Last Reviewed 03/27/2014

Find out more about how a high fibrinogen level can lead to poor blood circulation and even cardiovascular disease, and how best you can lower your risks.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Standard Cholesterol Tests Are For Dinosaurs!

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Last Reviewed 07/14/2014

High cholesterol is a signal that you should have a more sophisticated blood test that will measure the various subtypes of your LDL and HDL, and tell you whether your cholesterol warrants attention or is merely elevated.

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Filed Under: Heart Health