COVID-19 Office Policies Remain Unchanged

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COVID-19 Situation Update: 03/10/2021

By Orville Caval on 03/10/2021 8:00 AM

Situation Update

Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates and our clinics continue to operate under normal operations. In the interest of continuing to protect our high-risk patients, our COVID-19 office policies remain unchanged as of 03/10/2021.

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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National Wear Red Day! #OurHearts @TheHeartTruth

By Orville Caval on 02/05/2021 12:00 PM

National Wear Red Day is February 5. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Know your risk and protect your heart. #WearRedDay #OurHearts @TheHeartTruth

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February is American Heart Month!

By Orville Caval on 02/01/2021 11:00 AM

When we take care of #OurHearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Keep reading to learn ways to get involved.

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What Age Should I Start Seeing a Cardiologist?

By Orville Caval on 12/08/2020 9:45 AM

The answer you should know straight from a cardiologist.

When should I have heart tests done regularly?

According to cardiologist Tariq Dayah, MD, it's both sensible and advised to have at least an annual physical exam with a primary care physician (PCP) when you get into middle age.

But, that doesn't mean that you should start testing for heart-related concerns. Instead, ask your doctor if you have concerning symptoms. Although it's reasonable that you'll begin to think about your heart health as you age, it isn't the most useful to worry unnecessarily either if you aren't having any specific, concerning symptoms.

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Understanding the Link Between High Blood Pressure and Stroke

By Orville Caval on 08/24/2020 12:30 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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