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Anatomy of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Posted by Satheesh Joseph

At times, the initial treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is to wait and monitor. There are many risks to performing surgery on the aorta, so many surgeons prefer to wait. If necessary, the team at Brookhaven Heart may recommend repair surgery. The two primary options are a traditional open surgery and the less invasive endovascular aneurysm repair. Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) This procedure is becoming more popular due to its minimally invasive nature. Incisions are made in each groin first

What Is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
What Is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm? Posted by Satheesh Joseph

If you have been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, you may have a lot of questions. You will probably be concerned about what this means for your future. The team at Brookhaven Heart is here to provide you with the most recent information and resources available for symptoms, treatment, and prognosis for abdominal aortic aneurysm. If you have any specific questions concerning your particular medical condition, it is best to consult with your specialist. What Is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

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What Do Blood Pressure Readings Mean? Posted by Satheesh Joseph

Whenever you go to your doctor for a check-up, you are likely to have your blood pressure checked. While many people find the process a bit uncomfortable, a lot can be gauged by your blood pressure reading. It is important that you are familiar with your blood pressure numbers, what they mean, and what to watch out for.   What Are Those Two Numbers? Blood pressure readings are made up of two measurements: systolic and diastolic. Systolic is the top number,

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3 Foods to Eat for a Lower Blood Pressure Reading Posted by Satheesh Joseph

Staying healthy will largely depend on the condition of your heart. It’s imperative to monitor your blood pressure on a routine basis to ensure it’s within the normal range of 120/80. If it’s not and you have mild to moderately high blood pressure readings, you should talk to your doctor about this to determine if medication is the right answer for you. The foods you eat can help lower your blood pressure reading, and this makes it doubly important to