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What an Echocardiogram Can Reveal About Your Heart Nov 16th, 2020

When you have symptoms that suggest a heart problem, an echocardiogram is one of the first diagnostic tests that’s performed. Echocardiograms are safe, they produce immediate images of your heart, and they can be done right in our office at the same time as your exam at Woodlands Heart and...

How an Atrial Fibrillation Screening Can Help Prevent a Stroke Oct 21st, 2020

There’s no doubt that atrial fibrillation increases your risk for stroke, and its impact is substantial. When you have atrial fibrillation, your chances of having a stroke are as much as five times higher compared to people with a healthy heart. At Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Laura Fernandes...

When Varicose Veins Are Symptomatic Sep 24th, 2020

If you’re one of the 35% of adults with varicose veins, chances are you’re embarrassed by the appearance of these bulgy, ugly veins. But you may not expect to face challenges beyond cosmetic issues. Many patients who come to Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute didn’t anticipate the pain and discomfort...