As part of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, News Channel 11 sat down with local cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey Schoondyke to better understand the condition that can completely blindside families. “The key feature in Sudden Cardiac Death is usually the heart becomes involved in a very dangerous arrhythmia,” Schoondyke said. “You’ve heard of people that walk […]
Karing Hearts Cardiology
It’s about the patients. That’s Karing Hearts Cardiology CEO Dr. Jeff Schoondyke’s stated rationale for a now successful effort to gain permission for a freestanding cardiac catheterization lab in Johnson City. Karing Hearts succeeded in gaining a certificate of need for a standalone cath lab in a hearing on Sept. 28, before Tennessee’s Health Facilities
Many people see a new year as a new beginning. A chance to restart the cycle by ditching bad habits and replacing them with positive ones. If you have heart disease, consider bringing in the new year with some heart patient New Year’s resolutions!
Patients with heart disease often experience fatigue for a variety of reasons, usually caused by multiple factors working together. We are here to tell you that you are not alone and there are things you can do to feel better and increase your energy levels.
Exercise is helpful in many ways for your overall health, including your cardiovascular system. It lowers your risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, depression, high blood sugar, many types of cancers, stroke and dementia, to name a few.
A stroke is like a heart attack in the brain. Both occur when the artery is blocked which prevents proper blood flow to the heart or brain.
Diabetes and heart disease are two conditions that tend to co-exist in a patient’s medical history. Learn how they correlate and how to lower your risk.