Cardio Services

Prevent or Manage Heart Disease

At East Cooper Medical Center, we believe that finding out the risk for disease is the first step towards its prevention. If you’re suffering from arrhythmia, coronary artery disease or any other heart condition, we’re here for you and are ready to help you connect with the doctors and health professionals who can provide the high-quality, safe care you deserve.

Interventional Vascular Procedures

The cause of vascular disease could be a natural part of aging or a sign of a family history of heart disease. Whatever the cause, at East Cooper Medical Center, we provide treatment options and procedures for vascular disease. Some of the procedures we offer are as follows:

  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Renal Angiogram
  • Vascular Intervention and Stenting
  • Aortic Aneurysm/ Dissection (Ascending & Descending) Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Cath Lab Services

Not all heart problems require open-heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization may be more appropriate for your condition. In the Cath Lab, we can diagnose and treat a whole host of issues.

Our expert team in the Cath Lab can perform the following procedures:

  • Coronary and left ventricular digital angiography
  • Right and left heart catheterization
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Defibrillator & bi-ventricular defibrillator implantation
  • Loop Recorder Implantation (ILR)

Other Cardio Services and Tests:

Non-Invasive Cardiac Tests:

  • Calcium Scoring Tests
  • Cardiac MRI or CT
  • Nuclear or Exercise Stress Test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Cardioversion (CV)

Non-Invasive Vascular Tests:

  • Carotid Duplex Scan
  • Temporal Artery Duplex Scan
  • Renal Duplex Scan
  • Lower Extremity Duplex Scan
  • Mesenteric Duplex Scan
  • Thoracic Outlet
  • Extremity Arterial Blood Flow
  • Venous Duplex Scan
  • Vein Mapping by Duplex
  • Noninvasive Aortic Iliac Ultrasound

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10 Health Tips for People Who Sit for Long Hours

Sitting for a long period of time, whether it’s in the office or at home, can work against a person’s health in the long run. Ultimately, it may increase your risk for weight gain, heart disease, joint pain and diabetes, and it may also affect your posture.

If you are guilty of sitting majority of your day, here are some health tips that can help you avoid the long-term consequences that sitting for long hours may cause.



1. Support your back using a small pillow or towel to maintain good posture.


2. Position your computer screen at eye level to avoid straining your neck and eyes.


3. Keep your feet flat on the floor, so your body weight is evenly distributed across your hips.


4. Stand up every hour to stretch and just take a few minutes to move your body.


5. Go for a quick walk during your break time.


6. Take the stairs, instead of the elevator, as much as possible.


7. Remember to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise, 5 days a week, even in 10-minute increments.


8. Eat healthier and limit your sugar intake.


9. Commit to drinking more water.


10. Squeeze in short, high-intensity workouts in your schedule.

Final Thoughts

Sitting for long hours doesn’t have to completely compromise your health and well-being. Following the tips above can help you stay on top of your health as well as prevent the common health risks attached to living a sedentary lifestyle. However, if you’re experiencing signs of a chronic condition, whether it’s joint pain, diabetes or heart disease, please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to get checked as soon as possible.

Have a productive day ahead!

Sources:
Harvard Health Publishing
Healthline
Lifehack