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The warm weather is finally here.  Whether or not you have a heart condition the increased temperature can affect how the heart works.  As the thermometer rises, the body responds by trying to stabilize the internal temperature with sweat. Sweat is designed to cool down the body.  During this… read more

The term “healthy” has been skewed to include 100 calorie Oreo packs, diet soda and skim lattes. But what does eating healthy really entail?

High blood pressure or hypertension is a very common problem.  High blood pressure is often associated with stress. But stress, or lack thereof, is not the only reason it can be raised or lowered. Various parts of the circulatory system are responsible for keeping blood pressure at optimal levels.… read more

Heart disease kills more people in the United States each year than any other illness. There are many false assumptions surrounding cardiovascular health, such as who is more prone to it and when it can occur. While some are founded on facts, others are false and can put you at risk without you… read more

March is Women’s History Month. We are excited to celebrate all the hard working women in our office who serve our community in pursuit of providing great cardiovascular care to our patients. From the ladies who are the first point of contact for our patients to our female physicians, we’d like to… read more

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), CPR is “an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating”. This may occur for many reasons including choking, drowning, excessive bleeding, poisoning, suffocation, electrical shock or head trauma.

It’s no secret that smoking is harmful to your health. Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance that makes it difficult to quit. However, there are many reasons and ways to kick the habit and give your heart and lungs a chance at optimal health.

Stress is something many of us face daily and it has an incredible effect on our whole body, especially the heart.

Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook Internists, North Suffolk Cardiology earns PET accreditation by IAC Through the injection of a radioactive tracer, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) procedures are useful in diagnosing and staging various cancers, identifying heart disease and early detection… read more

Whether you have a heart condition and are being treated by one of our cardiologists or you are generally healthy, you have likely heard of cholesterol.