Jason Boglioli, MD
Location and Office HoursNorth Shore Cardiopulmonary
Syosset, NY 11791
- CIGNA HealthCare
- GHI HMO
- HIP Health Plan
- Health Net
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
- Oxford Health Plans/United Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Vytra Health Plans
- Huntington Hospital
- Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset
- Syosset Hospital
What is a healthy heart rate?
A healthy heart moves blood efficiently from chamber to chamber and then out to the rest of the body. A cascade of electrical signals carried by nerves synchronizes the cycle. These signals provide the regular pace for the heart, normally 60 to 100 beats per minute.
What are the risks of a resting and exercise radionuclide angiogram (RNA)?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredA resting and exercise radionuclide angiogram (RNA) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that evaluates the heart's chambers in motion. The amount of the radionuclide injected into your vein for the procedure is small enough that there is no need for precautions against radioactive exposure. The injection of the radionuclide may cause some slight discomfort. Allergic reactions to the radionuclide are rare.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, you should notify your physician due to the risk of injury to the fetus from radionuclide angiography. Radiation exposure during pregnancy may lead to birth defects. If you are lactating or breastfeeding, you should notify your physician due to the risk of contaminating breast milk with the radionuclide.
Patients who are allergic to or sensitive to medications, contrast dyes, iodine, tape, or latex should notify their physician. There may be other risks depending upon your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your physician prior to the procedure. Nicotine in cigarettes may cause spasm in the coronary arteries, which could affect the test results.
How can inflammatory diseases affect heart health?
The scaly skin of psoriasis, the fatigue of lupus, and the joint pain of rheumatoid arthritis may seem worlds away from your heart, but these are all inflammatory diseases, and inflammation packs plaque into your arteries. Psoriasis increases heart disease risk by nearly 80%, lupus doubles it, and rheumatoid arthritis raises heart attack risk by 60%. Get serious about keeping your blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and inflammation levels down. (Did you floss today? Gum disease fires up internal inflammation.) Remember to pamper your ticker with healthy meals, daily 30-minute walks, and a stress soother.
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