Irina Goldvekht, DO
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursGreater North West Medical
1450 Busch Pkwy
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
- Northwest Community Hospital
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
What's the difference between peripheral and coronary artery disease?
Peripheral artery disease is blockage in the vessels that supply blood to the arms and legs, says James Mock, MD, a cardiologist at MountainView Hospital. In this video, he says that coronary artery disease involves the heart itself.
What new things are we learning about heart disease?
Research into heart disease has come a long way. In this video, cardiologist Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, says identifying risk factors and developing less invasive treatments are high on the radar of heart researchers.
Why are African Americans at increased risk for chronic kidney disease?
National Kidney Foundation answeredAfrican Americans and other ethnic groups are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Diabetes, the leading cause of CKD, is more common in these groups. Also, high blood pressure, the second leading cause of CKD, appears more often in African Americans than in other ethnic groups. Many experts believe these groups may have an inherited tendency to develop these diseases. When combined with other things such as being overweight, this tendency may lead to disease. Staying at a normal weight and getting enough exercise are very important for these groups to help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure.
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