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  • Heart Health

    Heart Valve Surgery, Recovery – An Overview

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    16 APRIL 2018

    Think you might be facing heart valve surgery – or know someone who is?  Learn what to expect in this overview.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Valve Leakage Treatment Calls For Surgical Repair or Replacement

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    11 APRIL 2018

    Our heart has four valves, basically tissue flaps that ensure the blood keeps flowing in the correct direction.  When these valves start to leak, you may experience symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath and swollen feet.

  • Heart Health

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

    Robert H. Messier, Jr., MD, PhD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    03 APRIL 2018

    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.

  • Heart Health

    Treating Heart Valve Problems To Keep You Active

    Robert H. Messier, Jr., MD, PhD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    26 MARCH 2018

    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

    Spotting Heart Disease – Even if You’ve Done It All Right

    Robert H. Messier, Jr., MD, PhD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    22 MARCH 2018

    Heart disease is part of growing older,” says McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Robert Messier, MD. “Many people ignore the signs, because we don’t want to face growing older. Yet, the signs of heart disease indicate a need to seek help immediately.

  • Heart Health

    Repairing Aortic Dissection: When Your Blood Shreds an Artery

    Christopher G. Cunningham, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    16 MARCH 2018

    When your blood pressure is too high, the power of blood rushing like a roaring river can weaken your arteries from the inside.

  • Heart Health

    An Incredibly Small Pacemaker – The Micra

    Rajesh Malik, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    09 MARCH 2018

    Pacemakers – about the size of three stacked 50-cent pieces — have played a key role in helping people with irregular heart rhythms lead a normal life. Now there’s a new pacemaker the size of a vitamin capsule

  • Heart Health

    Treating and Preventing Vein Disease

    Gabor A. Winkler, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    26 FEBRUARY 2018

    The nature of venous disease stretches from minor cosmetic problems to major debilitating pain and discomfort to chronic wounds that don’t heal for many months, sometimes years, due to a failure of the veins to drain blood from the feet and legs back to the heart. Depending on the symptoms’ severity and the cause of the symptoms, different treatments are warranted.

  • Heart Health

    Dealing with Those Ugly Spider Veins

    Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    22 FEBRUARY 2018

    Those tiny little veins that look like webs on your legs have been given the name of spider veins. They are more common in women than men and are unattractive.

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