Chronic Stress and Vascular Disease – Detection can mean Prevention

NYC, Chronic Stress, and Taking care of your Heart and Vascular System: At Avicenna cardiology, we practice in NYC, and it will come as no surprise that a significant portion of our patients are undergoing various forms of chronic stress.  Take a demanding job, often self-imposed expectations of a picture-perfect social life or relationship, and […]

COVID 19 Vascular Impacts

COVID-19 and Vascular Complications

For the past several months, much of the world has faced the harsh reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. Caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19 can result in several severe pulmonary and cardiovascular complications. Approximately 8 million people in the United States have been infected with the novel coronavirus as of the time of […]

ABI Test

How 15 Minutes Can Save Your Life

The ankle-brachial index (ABI) test is a simple, non-invasive test that serves to assist healthcare providers in determining whether or not a patient has developed peripheral vascular disease (PVD). In its simplest form, this test allows physicians to assess just how well a patient’s blood is flowing. “No special preparations are needed for an ankle-brachial […]

Being Open Evenings and Weekends Overcomes a Key Barrier to Care

Most adults, regardless of their profession, work during the day. And the majority of doctors’ office hours mirror those of their patients. When compared with competing Western industrialized nations, access to after-hours care — which “refers to care for medical problems arising between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m., and on weekends and holidays, that could […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Heart

Can Coronavirus Cause Heart Damage?

Can COVID-19 damage the heart? Yes: Although COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus that’s led to the global pandemic — is primarily a respiratory or lung disease, the heart and vascular system can also be damaged. Early reports coming out of China and Italy, two areas where COVID-19 took hold earlier in the […]