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What makes PACE different? Sep 27th, 2021

What does it take to be a Doctor, exactly?  Asking for an answer on what it takes to be a doctor will really depend on who you ask.  Aside from the intelligence, the motivation and drive needed to navigate through the years of medical school and countless exams is a...

When your heart skips a beat, it doesn’t always mean “LOVE”! Sep 24th, 2021

You've had heart palpitations if you've ever felt your heart skip a beat, flutter, flip-flop, pound, or beat irregularly. Heart palpitations aren't always a cause for concern. However, if you also have pain or shortness of breath, feel dizzy, or faint, you should seek medical attention. PACE's experts have treated...

What is Arrhythmia? Sep 21st, 2021

Atrial fibrillation is the most frequent kind of arrhythmia, but it's not the only one. We'll look at the many forms of irregular heartbeats and how they're handled in this article. We specialize in cardiology at PACE, which means our trained doctors treat a wide range of patients with various...

Do Not ignore your High Blood Pressure…Taking action can save your life! Sep 7th, 2021

About half of all individuals in the United States have hypertension, or high blood pressure, although many are unaware of their condition. You generally don't have any symptoms when you have high blood pressure. You appear to be in good health, yet your health is in dire danger.   PACE'...

Gradual Return to Physical Activity Following COVID-19 Recovery Sep 3rd, 2021

Before resuming physical activity, people with chronic symptoms, those who have had a severe type of COVID-19, and those who may have a history of cardiopathy should see a doctor. People who have had a minor case of COVID-19 and wish to get back into physical exercise should do so...

How well is your heart working and some Noninvasive testing that will tell you Sep 1st, 2021

If you need tests to ensure that your heart and circulatory system are in good working order, you might picture a treatment requiring anesthesia or perhaps surgery. Although certain cardiovascular tests are invasive, there are others that are entirely non-invasive, meaning you will not be given a needle.   Electrocardiogram...

Chest PAIN? This is Scary! Aug 31st, 2021

Pain is notoriously difficult to define, and different parts of your body might ache for different reasons. Consider a twisted ankle and blister caused by an ill-fitting shoe. Both circumstances cause pain, but for very different causes, which necessitates distinct therapies.   Anyone suffering chest discomfort should seek medical attention,...

Slow-healing wounds and how they can predict your vascular health Aug 25th, 2021

You're going about your regular routine, cleaning the home and getting ready to meet up with a friend later in the day, when you notice a nagging discomfort in your calves once more. You dismiss the discomfort as “just getting older” or “wearing the wrong shoes,” as is customary. You...

What is happening to my toenails? Aug 23rd, 2021

It's natural to discover that your hair and nails aren't growing as rapidly as they once were as you become older. You may have had thick, lustrous locks as well as more leg and arm hair when you were in your 20s or 30s. It's common to see your hair...

Depression and leg pain are linked Aug 20th, 2021

According to a study done by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly one out of every ten males suffers from depressive symptoms, with fewer than half wanting to seek treatment. Men's emotions of sadness and anxiety have been observed to grow as they age, especially after the age of...

I have PAD, why do I now have a skin condition? Aug 18th, 2021

PAD affects blood circulation and can cause a variety of painful and unpleasant symptoms, including skin problems and alterations. The lower extremities are the most prevalent site of PAD symptoms.   If you have skin problems as a result of PAD, you should see a vascular expert. Non-surgical therapy is...

Can my blood detect Peripheral Artery Disease? Aug 16th, 2021

You're waiting for the lab to call your name at the doctor's office. It's that time of year again for your annual, regular blood test to ensure your wellness. Nearly 40% of all Americans, including blood and urine screens, skipped regular tests advised by their doctors in 2018. Even while...

My legs are COLD. Why is my Right Colder than my Left? Aug 13th, 2021

You're relaxing in a comfortable camping chair, cheering on your daughter's baseball team, when you notice numbness and tingling in your lower left leg. When you try to massage your leg, you notice that one leg is cooler than the other. You try moving it in circles to get some...

Women and CardioVascular Health Aug 11th, 2021

What are the differences in cardiovascular health between men and women? Certain cardiac medicines are less likely to be recommended to women. In the United States, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Despite the fact that CVD has a substantial impact on...

Aching Legs? Here is what you need to know. Aug 10th, 2021

Legs that are tired and achy are typically not a reason for concern. If you have a family history of heart disease or peripheral artery disease (PAD), though, you may be concerned that your aching legs are a symptom of something more severe. PAD symptoms can have a major influence...

Heart Disease and Coronavirus, what to know. Aug 6th, 2021

Finally, the muddied coronavirus waters are getting a little less murky — and revealing that the heart plays a major role in how COVID-19 (the disease caused by the new coronavirus) affects people.  “When patients present with symptoms that appear to be unrelated to COVID, such as a stroke or...

Here is the scoop on your Telemedicine visit Aug 4th, 2021

Although we’ve been quarantined at home for the past few months, it doesn't mean we haven't kept in touch with one another, including our healthcare professionals. During the pandemic, technological advancements have allowed for a considerable increase in virtual medical sessions (telemedicine). Patients with cardiovascular problems, such as congestive heart...

Heart Cath? Here is what to know. Aug 2nd, 2021

Cardiac catheterization is a technique used by cardiologists to check how well your heart is performing. It can also be used to identify problems and administer a treatment for narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. A cardiac catheterization (also known as a "cardiac cath" or "heart cath") is a technique that...

Here are 12 reasons why seeing a Cardiologist is a good idea. Jul 30th, 2021

You've probably considered whether or not to see a cardiologist at some time. Heart disease is the top cause of mortality for both men and women in the United States, so it's no surprise that it's on your mind. Cardiologists that specialize in the heart are known as general cardiologists....

What NOT to eat if you have heart failure. Jul 28th, 2021

If you have heart failure, you can enhance your quality of life by following some easy dietary changes.   To begin, strive to consume a variety of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, which can aid with weight management....

What do we know about our hearts and the effects of vaping. Jul 26th, 2021

vaping.  Vaping isn't just a fleeting fad: every day, 3,500 teenagers begin vaping, and one in every 20 Americans now uses e-cigarettes.   It's well-liked for a variety of reasons. To begin with, e-cigarettes do not emit odorous tobacco smoke. In addition, the devices are frequently less expensive than cigarettes...

Aortic Aneurysm. Can you live with that? Jul 23rd, 2021

Despite the fact that aneurysms cause more than 25,000 fatalities in the United States each year, it is possible to live with and treat an aortic aneurysm. The aorta is your body's principal artery for moving blood away from your heart — it's the highway that distributes oxygen-rich blood. When...

Your body is telling you something when you cannot catch your breath. Jul 19th, 2021

It's always a positive sign when something takes your breath away. But what if even simple chores, like as walking a block or ascending a flight of stairs, leave you gasping for air?   If you're always out of breath, your body may be sending you a signal that something...

Heart Attack signs and how 4 of them are SILENT. Jul 16th, 2021

If you've ever seen a movie in which an actor had a heart attack, you've undoubtedly seen them grip their chest, eyes rolling back, and wailing in agony before collapsing onto the floor. A Hollywood heart attack, on the other hand, might differ from a genuine one.  A heart attack's...

What is a Stress Test and why it is important to your health? Jul 14th, 2021

It's critical for your cardiologist to examine how blood flows through your heart when you're exercising for diagnosing heart disease.   Stress testing can help with this. This type of diagnostic test might identify issues that develop when your heart beats faster and harder than it typically does. A stress...

High Blood Pressure? What to do about it. Jul 9th, 2021

When your doctor places a blood pressure cuff around your arm, the objective is to learn more about how well your heart is performing. Blood pressure isn't an illness in and of itself. However, the harm it can do to the heart and blood arteries over time can lead to...

Cold Limbs. It can indicate a vascular condition. Jul 5th, 2021

The most common cause of acute lower limb ischemia is a sudden blockage of an artery owing to an embolus or thrombosis. Aortic dissection and thrombosis of a popliteal aneurysm are two uncommon reasons to consider. Chronic lower limb ischemia is a condition that develops slowly and is generally caused...

Help! My legs hurt so much. Jun 29th, 2021

Aches and pains are common in human bodies, and they come and go. Normally, these aren't a major source of concern or importance. However, if your aches are unexplained, persistent, and affecting your quality of life, you should seek medical help. Pain in the thighs, hamstrings, lower leg, and calf...

My Doctor says I need an Angiogram. What does that mean? Jun 25th, 2021

The medical term "angiography" refers to the study of blood arteries, whereas "graphy" refers to the study of images (think photography). Angiography is a procedure that involves capturing photographs of your blood vessels. X-rays are used to take the photographs. An angiography is the name for the image that was...

Take those socks OFF! It could save your feet. Jun 23rd, 2021

Did you realize that having good feet is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Every time we run or walk, we expose ourselves to the risk of germs or other foot-related disorders. Foot health is equally as essential for diabetics as their overall health. Patients should get their...

Vein Ablation and Why I Might Need it. Jun 21st, 2021

Vein problems can be a significant concern but getting them addressed doesn't have to be. Fixing those pesky vein problems is not something you have to be concerned about anymore, thanks to technological advancements. Vein ablation is one of the most popular vein treatments we do at PACE. Small and...

Why is Leg Pain Concerning? Jun 18th, 2021

Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes) is a common cause of severe tingling, burning, and numbness in the legs. It's critical to distinguish the specific type and location of any leg pain for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Claudication, or leg discomfort that occurs when walking or exercising, is a...

Knowing the signs of Vascular Disease Jun 16th, 2021

A vascular disease is an illness that affects your arteries and veins, impairing your blood flow and causing other sections of your body to suffer. Vascularillness can manifest itself in a variety of ways.Blood clots that impede blood flow, inflammation that narrows blood vessels, and heredity can all contribute to...

Peripheral Vascular Disease – PAD Are you at Risk? Jun 14th, 2021

Peripheral vascular disease, also known as peripheral artery disease or peripheral arterial disease (PAD), refers to the constriction or blockage of arteries outside of the heart and brain by atherosclerotic plaques. Peripheral artery disease is a kind of arterial insufficiency in which blood flow via the arteries (blood vessels that...

When Walking Hurts. Leg pain and what you can do about it. Jun 11th, 2021

Why do you have to suffer from leg aches while walking is meant to be healthy for you? What's the source of your leg ache when you're walking? Heavy-duty aerobic exercise — the type that makes you breathe hard and gets your pulse pumping — was formerly lauded by fitness...

Pain Behind the Knee and Calf? What Causes it and how do I get help? Jun 9th, 2021

Deep vein thrombosis, tendonitis, muscle spasm, and a Baker's cyst are some of the reasons of discomfort below or behind the knee and calf. Although these are frequent illnesses that might cause discomfort, other medical disorders can also cause discomfort in certain areas of the legs. When a blood clot develops...

Amputation Prevention in Diabetic Patients Aug 10th, 2020

According to a 2018 study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, about 220,000 people in the United States get a diabetes-related amputation every year. And of those amputations, about 85% are linked to a diabetic foot ulcer.   At Peachstate Advanced Cardiac & Endovascular in Newnan, Georgia, board-certified...

The Best Treatment Options for Critical Limb Ischemia Jul 27th, 2020

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is characterized by poor circulation in the periphery arteries. According to a recent study, critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of PAD, and it increases your risk of amputation and cardiac events. At Peachstate Advanced Cardiac & Endovascular in Newnan, Georgia, board-certified interventional cardiologist...

Simply taking off your socks could save your limbs or life Jul 4th, 2020

Simply taking off your socks in your doctors office may save your limbs or life, especially if you are diabetic.  Do you have Leg pain while walking or cramps when laying down at night? That may not just be your age catching up to you. It could be much worse...

Am I at Risk for Peripheral Arterial Disease? Jan 16th, 2020

Like all things in life, your body begins to show signs of wear and tear as it ages. You see it in your skin and eyes and feel it in your joints and muscles. So how do you know when those aches and pains are normal and when you should...