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Understanding the Link Between High Blood Pressure and Stroke

By Orville Caval on Aug 24, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Every day that your blood pressure is too high, your odds of having a stroke are increased. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). This means a systolic of less than 120 mmHg and diastolic of less than 80 mmHg. A stroke is a loss of brain function caused by a sudden deficit of blood to part of the brain. Stroke is caused by the damage that continuous high blood pressure causes in your blood vessels. If the affected vessel obstructs the supply of blood to the brain, a stroke happens.

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Easing into Quitting Smoking

By Orville Caval on Aug 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Nicotine dependence is a killer. People who use various forms of tobacco have a higher likelihood of developing diseases and dying earlier than people who don't use tobacco.

Quit Smoking by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images

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COVID-19 Update: June 3, 2020

By Orville Caval on Jun 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Situation Update

MKC clinics are still here to meet your heart care needs during the pandemic. While some of our patient appointments are being performed virtually through Tele-Medicine or telephone, we are open for office visits, diagnostic imaging and other services necessary to manage your health.

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Stay Connected with your MKC Cardiologist

By Orville Caval on Apr 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM

A note for patients of Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates

To our Patients and Families,

Thank you for continuing to trust Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates to care for you and your loved ones. Your health and the health of our community is our highest priority during these uncertain times. We are reaching out to let you know that the MKC team are here to support you and your family during these uncertain times and to provide uninterrupted heart care.

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Implications of COVID-19 on our Cardiology Patients & How we Practice

By Orville Caval on Mar 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Researchers are learning more about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it has on those infected by the virus and the general public. The leading health organizations are urging people to practice social distancing, especially those who are considered as high-risk to stay at home to reduce their chances of potential exposure COVID-19.

...we are mindful that the response to COVID-19 can jeopardize prompt care for non-COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular conditions...

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