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For more than 25 years, I have had the privilege to work at North Suffolk Cardiology with nuclear medicine technology, a multifaceted area of health care. Here at North Suffolk Cardiology, the nuclear medicine technologist provides physicians with information via SPECT and/or PET cardiac imaging to… read more

September is National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month, and prevention is the name of the game.  Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem marked by narrowed arteries, which restrict blood flow to your limbs. The most common symptom is claudication, which refers to… read more

PET nuclear stress testing, formally known as rubidium-82 (Rb82) PET myocardial perfusion imaging, has become the diagnostic tool of choice in noninvasive cardiac imaging. Imaging is obtained under rest and stress conditions to evaluate regional myocardial blood flow in adult patients with… read more

Our Arrhythmia Diagnostics Department monitors many different short-term wearable cardiac arrhythmia monitors as well as implanted loop recorders. These offer long-term monitoring, up to three years, to aid in the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias. Implanted loop recorders are helpful… read more

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all your cells.  Your cholesterol levels can serve as a harbinger for your future heart health. High cholesterol can double your risk for heart disease, therefore prevention and treatment are important to preserve the health of your heart… read more

The Mediterranean diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Although it is called a diet, unlike other popular diet trends in America, the Mediterranean diet is not about restricting foods and watching your calories. This diet is a lifestyle change… read more

During these uncertain times, stretching and flexibility exercises such as yoga, are just as important and beneficial as cardiovascular exercise. Many people are experiencing increased stiffness and postural issues caused by sitting more than usual. Postural problems may include our shoulders being… read more

During this pandemic, you may find yourself ordering take-out more than usual. It may be that you don’t have the food at home because you weren’t able to get out and shop, you are tired of cooking and need a break or you may want to support your local restaurants. Whatever your reason, dining out… read more

During these uncertain times, it is easy for fear, anxiety, frustration, and boredom to set in. It is quite understandable that your focus is on the health, safety, and financial security of yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, it is essential to remain mindful of your exercise and… read more

Are you snacking more often?  Social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus is keeping many of us at home to stay safe, but it is also triggering the urge to snack.  Here are a few tools and tips to help you stay on track and resist the urge to over snack!    Stick to a regular eating… read more