Gregory R. Giugliano, MD
- interventional cardiology
Location and Office HoursBaystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01199
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
- ConnectiCare (EmblemHealth)
- Fallon Health
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Health New England
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Baystate Medical Center
What are some heart healthy tips?
In order to keep your heart healthy, you should exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and maintain a normal blood pressure. If you have a strong family history of heart disease, visit your doctor to discuss further testing such as cholesterol levels and blood glucose.
Should I see my doctor for my baby's heart birth defect symptoms?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
You should definitely see your doctor if you suspect a heart birth defect in your child. In some cases, the defect may be serious and require treatment such as surgery or a heart transplant. Even a minor heart defect may require lifelong monitoring to ensure that other health issues do not arise.
What should I expect during a calcium screening?
Deborah Davis, DNP, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredA heart scan takes only a few minutes. The scan will show calcium in your heart arteries by using computerized tomography (CT). Before the scan, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown, although some facilities don't require it. You will lie on a table with a few electrodes attached to your chest. The table will slide into the CT scanner, which creates the images. You may be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds so that the technicians can get clear images of your heart. After a few minutes, your doctor or technician will have a score that helps estimates your heart attack risk- and may help guide treatment.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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