Dr. Gretchen Wells
Written by Dr. Gretchen Wells, director of the Women's Heart Health Program at the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.
Today's technology has made tremendous strides in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, but until recently it was tricky to diagnose a heart condition called Microvascular Coronary Dysfunction (MCD).
The most common ...more
Did your grandfather have a heart attack? Did your aunt have a stroke? Did any of your family members have diabetes? How old were they when this happened?
The answers to these questions can help you understand your own disease risk.
And if you don't know the answers, the holidays are a perfect time to find out. ...more
For our latest installment of Making the Rounds, we chatted with Dr. Andrew Kolodziej, a cardiologist at the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute who specializes in advanced heart failure, heart transplant and pulmonary hypertension.
What kinds of conditions do you treat?
I usually see patients who have heart failure and who require additional medicines to keep ...more
If you have peripheral artery disease, or PAD, even a short walk can cause pain. This pain, called intermittent claudication, or IC, is caused when arteries in your legs become blocked with plaque. PAD is a serious disease, but the good news is that treatment is usually simple.
Exercise is generally the most effective treatment for ...more
We caught up with Dr. Aaron Hesselson for our latest Making the Rounds interview. Dr. Hesselson started at UK HealthCare this fall, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience in cardiac electrophysiology. He now serves as the director of electrophysiologic services at UK.
What types of conditions do you treat?
Electrophysiology covers all of the electrical ...more