Heart experts don’t miss a beat at Café Thirty-A

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 04:01 PM.

Some may not know that when checking blood pressure, especially if heart problems are evident, it is best to check blood pressure readings in both arms, and while sitting and standing.

Another excellent indicator of blood pressure health is through an eye examination where a specialist looks at the back of the eyes.

The experts recommended keeping blood pressure under control by watching your weight, hormone levels, and salt intake.

Snoring and sleep apnea can also affect blood pressure.

In testing for heart disease, Labroo said stress tests are still the first line of defense, and that no cardiac caths are performed unless necessary — but everything depends on the individual.

Dr. Labroo said Sacred Heart is proud that the whole battery of procedures to detect heart disease is now done at Sacred Heart. He especially bragged on his associate, Dr. Le, saying that with Le's credentials, he could be on staff at John Hopkins Hospital.

SHHEC is a 50-60 bed hospital that is unique, said Labroo.

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