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  • Heart Health

    Framingham Study: 3-Generation Study of What Hurts Our Hearts

    Nicolette Naso, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    16 APRIL 2019

    In 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt died from high blood pressure of 300/190 that caused a brain hemorrhage and a stroke. His death was not unique, because many Americans  were dying of heart-related disease due to a lack of knowledge about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

  • Heart Health

    Heart PFO Repair to Stop a Stroke

    Rajesh Malik, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    08 APRIL 2019

    Before we are born, a tiny hole exists between the two upper chambers of the heart. It helps circulate blood through the heart, because a fetus doesn’t use their own lungs to oxygenate the blood. For most people, this small hole seals itself in time. Even when it doesn’t, most people are fine. But for a few, this hole creates the risk of a stroke

  • Heart Health

    Your Watch Says It’s Time to See A Cardiologist

    Rajesh Malik, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    03 APRIL 2019

    Open the appropriate app. Take a finger and touch the top of your wrist watch. Hold this for 30-seconds while electrodes on the back of the watch detect electrical signals from your heart and looks for rhythm abnormalities.

  • Heart Health

    Treating Heart Problems Medically Before Surgery

    Alan M. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    29 MARCH 2019

    Every heart problem doesn’t immediately lead to surgery. Treating problems with medications instead of, before or after surgery plays an important role in a heart patient maintaining their lifestyle.

  • Heart Health

    Patients Benefit from Team Approach to Heart, Vascular Problems

    Alan M. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    22 MARCH 2019

    Cardiologist, who medically treat and perform some cardiac-related procedures, are an important specialty for heart patients. Yet at McLeod, cardiologists are just one part of a much larger team of heart and vascular specialists, as explained by McLeod Cardiologist Alan Blaker, MD:

  • Heart Health

    Repairing Aortic Aneurysms That Sit Dangerously Close to Your Kidneys

    Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    13 MARCH 2019

    McLeod Regional Medical Center was one of the first two hospitals in the state to implement a new minimally invasive repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm that sits dangerously close to the kidneys. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD, describes how she performed the Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR).

  • Heart Health

    Treating the Dangerous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    04 MARCH 2019

    If a bulging aortic artery bursts, a person can die in minutes. Finding and repairing the dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysm is literally a life-saving procedure, as explained by McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Attack Risk Factors That Are Riskier for Women than Men

    Alan M. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    26 FEBRUARY 2019

    If you made a list of the heart attack risk factors for men and, then, a list for women, the two would look very similar. Yet, there are some items on those lists, which leave women more at risk than men for a heart attack.

  • Heart Health

    Know Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease

    Anne H. Everman, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    22 FEBRUARY 2019

    From a presentation atIf you know where you stand on the risk factors for heart disease, you can do something to change them for the better. McLeod Cardiologist Anne Everman, M.D., discusses what you need to know about heart risk factors.

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