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  • Heart Health

    The Tissue Clock, a New Concept in Stroke Treatment

    Timothy L. Hagen, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    12 AUGUST 2019

    When treating a stroke, specialists know that “time is brain,” the faster the treatment, the greater the chance of saving a life and avoiding long-term issues. Another new and important concept in stroke treatment is the “tissue clock,” as McLeod Hospital Neurologist Dr. Tim Hagen explains.

  • Heart Health

    5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

    Timothy L. Hagen, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    05 AUGUST 2019

    After a stroke, patients are given continued treatment and education to reduce their risk of another stroke.  McLeod Hospital Neurologist Dr. Tim Hagen says that if you follow these guidelines, you can reduce your risk of ever having a stroke.

  • Heart Health

    When You Have Stroke, You Need a Stroke Ready Hospital

    Timothy L. Hagen, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    30 JULY 2019

    Not every hospital is prepared to treat a patient suffering from a dangerous stroke in the brain.  McLeod Hospital Neurologist Dr. Tim Hagen describes what it takes to be a “stroke-ready” emergency department or hospital and how you can find one.

  • Heart Health

    Repairing, Replacing Heart Valves with a Small Incision, Quick Recovery

    Robert H. Messier, Jr., MD, PhD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    23 JULY 2019

    Operations to repair or replace heart valves have traditionally involved a long incision in the chest to get to the heart, followed by a lengthy hospital stay. McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Robert Messier, MD, PhD, explains the many patient benefits of minimally invasive heart valve surgery.

  • Heart Health

    Treating Heart Valve Problems To Keep You Active

    Robert H. Messier, Jr., MD, PhD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    16 JULY 2019

    The flow of blood in your heart is controlled by four important valves. McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Robert Messier, MD, PhD, explains what can be done if those valves won’t close properly or they develop a build up with calcium and lose their flexibility.

  • Heart Health

    Robotic-Assisted Lung Surgery – 3 Times Faster Recovery

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    10 JULY 2019

    With robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon’s hands and eyes still guide the instruments with many advantages for the patient. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon C. Wayne Holley, MD, explains the many patient advantages, when he performs robotic-assisted lung surgery.

  • Heart Health

    Repairing the Dangerous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    02 JULY 2019

    When a person’s artery near the heart starts to expand like a balloon, the key for vascular specialists is to spot the problem and repair it before the “balloon” bursts, presenting a potentially fatal situation. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Joshua Sibille, MD, explains the problem and several approaches to mending the abdominal aortic aneurysm.

  • Heart Health

    TAVR: Replacing Heart Valves with a Needle, Not a Knife

    S. Cary Huber, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    26 JUNE 2019

    Aortic heart valves, which are compromised by calcium buildup, can be replaced without the traditional method of an 8-inch incision and sawing the chest open to get to the heart. McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Cary Huber explains the technique – transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR

  • Heart Health

    Controlling Cholesterol to Keep Your Heart Healthy

    Vaishali M. Swami, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    19 JUNE 2019

    Cholesterol plays an important role as your body builds new cells. However, as with many things in life, it’s more complicated than that.

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