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How to Recognize Venous Insufficiency Dec 1st, 2021

The human body has 60,000 miles of blood vessels that circulate the entirety of your blood three times every minute. When it comes to the veins in your legs, their job is arguably harder, as they have to fight both distance and gravity to circulate blood back up to your...

How Emotional Stress Affects Your Physical Health Nov 1st, 2021

Most of us are under some degree of stress at certain points in our lives, but nearly all of us have struggled with stress in recent years as we negotiate a global pandemic. These extraordinarily high levels of stress can take their toll in myriad ways, both mentally and physically,...

Understanding the Different Treatments for Your Varicose Veins Oct 1st, 2021

Whether your varicose veins have become uncomfortable or they pose a cosmetic concern, the good news is that there are several effective treatments for eliminating them, and we have them here. At Upper East Side Cardiology, Dr. Satjit Bhusri and our team have created a true cardiovascular practice in which...

When Your Chest Pain Needs Medical Attention Sep 1st, 2021

You’re experiencing chest pain and you’re, understandably, concerned given that it’s one of the primary signs of a problem with your heart. Unfortunately, this symptom can also be caused by a wide range of other medical issues, from indigestion to anxiety. To help you better identify whether chest pain is...

Treating Varicose Veins Isn't Vain, It's Good for Your Health Aug 1st, 2021

About one in four adults in the United States develops varicose veins, especially among the older population and women. While not necessarily a medical emergency, the appearance of varicose veins may pose more than just a cosmetic concern. At Upper East Cardiology, we specialize in cardiovascular health, and we have...

Five Factors That Increase Your Risk of Developing Spider Veins Jul 4th, 2021

You look forward to the summer months when your legs can finally come out of hiding, but now you’ve thrown them back under cover because of spider veins. The good news is that these veins are mostly harmless and pose more of a cosmetic concern than anything else. That said,...

What You Should Know About Your Heart Health If You Have Cancer Jun 29th, 2021

You receive a cancer diagnosis, and your attention is focused on ridding your body of this insidious disease. Unfortunately, the cancer itself, as well as your treatments, may affect your cardiovascular health, which is where we can help. Dr. Satjit Bhusri and the team here at Upper East Side Cardiology...

How Hormonal Birth Control Impacts Your Heart Health May 17th, 2021

For anyone who menstruates and wants to prevent pregnancy, hormonal birth control can be a saving grace. And while options such as “the pill” are highly effective and generally quite safe, like all medications they bring a risk of side effects that can impact the health of your heart.  At...

Risk Factors for Heart Attacks Apr 4th, 2021

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the US, and heart attacks commonly trigger those fatalities. They happen when blood flow to your heart is interrupted, often by a blood clot, causing the tissue to die. And while getting needed care as soon as one happens can increase...

Heart failure at 35 helped New York cardiologist better care for patients Mar 30th, 2021

Unlike most of his cardiology colleagues, Dr. Satjit "Saj" Bhusri has personal experience with heart disease – and he doesn't hesitate to share his story with patients. Sometimes, he'll even show them a picture. He's lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to a ventilator and covered in ice to...

Are Palpitations Cause for Concern? Mar 3rd, 2021

Your heartbeat's steady rhythm feels so normal you don't typically notice it — which is why a fluttering sensation or feeling like you skipped a beat can be disturbing. Fortunately, occasional heart palpitations aren't usually a sign of a problem.  However, if you have persistent palpitations or feel like your...

Heart Failure at 35 Helped New York Cardiologist Better Care for His Patients Mar 1st, 2021

Unlike most of his 40-year-old colleagues in cardiology, Dr. Satjit (Saj) Bhusri has personal experience with heart disease, and he doesn’t hesitate to share his story with his patients. Sometimes, he’ll even show them a picture of himself lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to a ventilator and covered...

Is Stress Making Your Hypertension Worse? Feb 1st, 2021

Do you wonder if chronic stress could be the cause of your hypertension? Your body produces stress hormones when you feel threatened. In response, your heart starts beating faster: your pulse rate increases, and your blood pressure rises. In the short term, this response is beneficial because it allows you...

Are Your Varicose Veins a Sign of Deeper Trouble? Jan 7th, 2021

The twisty, bulges of varicose veins are a cosmetic concern for many people. In many cases, however, feeling self-conscious in shorts or a bathing suit is far from the only issue. Over one-third of people in the US develop varicose veins, making them extremely common. Thankfully, they’re also highly treatable....

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Many Causes of Chest Pain Dec 14th, 2020

The general rule of thumb is to seek immediate medical attention if you have chest pain. After all, it’s a common warning sign of a heart attack and other dangerous cardiovascular health issues. However, many other issues can cause chest pain.  At Upper East Side Cardiology, Satjit Bhusri, MD, FACC,...

NY Cardiologist Discusses Quarantine Habits Putting Heart Health at Risk Dec 3rd, 2020

The impact COVID-19 has had on people with underlying health issues cannot be understated. While the media has primarily focused on COVID-19’s effect on underlying health issues and the importance of self-isolation, there has been little awareness raised towards the poor management of these conditions during quarantine. For Americans suffering...

Media Opportunity: Leading Cardiologist Discusses What the Best Diet is for Heart Health Nov 24th, 2020

Since the mid-1900s, Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death for Americans. This  surge in poor heart health is associated with the popularity of cigarettes during this time and a change in  the average American diet. During the 1950s and 60s, Americans started to consume more processed  foods,...

Who Should Have a Stress Test and How Often? Nov 23rd, 2020

Scare tactics aren’t the best way to introduce a conversation about your health, but the reality is that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, and about one in three of these deaths could have been prevented. Dr. Satjit Bhusri...

Fish Oil Nov 20th, 2020

1. One of the researchers says that fish oil is really only good for lowering triglycerides. Do you agree? why or why not? 2. If fish oil can lower triglycerides and that can prevent a cardiac event, isn't there some value in taking it? 3. Do you think a large...

What the Best Diet is for Heart Health Nov 18th, 2020

Since the mid-1900s, Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death for Americans. This surge in poor heart health is associated with the popularity of cigarettes during this time and a change in the average American diet. During the 1950s and 60s, Americans started to consume more processed foods,...

Why can emotional pain lead to physical pain centered in the heart Nov 13th, 2020

Why can emotional pain lead to physical pain centered in the heart?  How long can it take for stress induced chest pain to go away? Are there things you can do to speed along the symptoms?  What are the symptoms of a heart attack? What are the signs that someone...

Dr. Satjit Bhusri Discusses Pandemic Stress and it’s Impact on Heart Health Nov 10th, 2020

Since the beginnings of March, the medical field has focused research efforts on COVID-19 and its effects on various groups and medical conditions. However, one factor that has often been overlooked is the stress that the pandemic has had on the general public, and more specifically, those dealing with heart...

Heart Health in Your 20s and 30s Makes All the Difference Nov 2nd, 2020

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Napping and Heart Disease Nov 2nd, 2020

Does he have any theories about why long naps might be linked to greater risk of all-cause mortality and heart disease? having a long nap is not good for the heart due to the lack of mobility exercise and the use of the heart as a muscle and a performance...

Hypoglycemia Nov 2nd, 2020

-       Is hypoglycemia without diabetes common in adults and children? Hypoglycemia without diabetes in is uncommon and is a marker of some underlying pathology that needs to be investigated. hypoglycemia otherwise known as low blood sugar in adults is very commonly seen in patients who are fighting and...

Home-Based Cardiac Rehab Nov 2nd, 2020

1. We all know that there are several benefits to exercise, including heart benefits. My question is what exactly are the benefits of HIIT on the heart?HIIT Training is a specific type of exercise program that aims to improve cardiac and circularity health. Instead of a slow steady pace, HIIT...