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  • Heart Health

    Treating Painful Peripheral Arterial Disease: You Play a Key Role

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

    Although there are surgical treatments for this disease of blocked arteries in your lower limbs, the most important risk factors involve you – and how you live. McLeod Vascular Specialist Eva Rzucidlo, MD explains the many things that you and a physician can do to improve your quality of life from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

  • Heart Health

    Aortic Stenosis: When Your Heart Valves Won’t Work Right

    Neil W. Trask, III, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    04 JUNE 2019

    Medical terms can confuse. Take “Aortic Stenosis.” If you’re not sure what that means, you have considerable company. McLeod Cardiologist Neil Trask, MD, helps us understand this heart problem, its symptoms and treatments.

  • Heart Health

    Are You At Risk of a Stroke?

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

    A stroke damages a person’s brain and can damage their life. Knowing the risk factors might save your life. McLeod Neurologist Timothy Hagen, DO, lists those elements of your life that can put you at risk for a stroke and which ones you can and should control.

  • Heart Health

    New Developments in Heart Medications

    Evans P. Holland, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    21 MAY 2019

    Newer blood thinning drugs are easier for heart patients to regulate. McLeod Cardiologist Evans Holland, MD, describe these new medications and explained a new guideline for the use of low-dose aspirin.

  • Heart Health

    Smoking and Other Risks to Your Vascular Health

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

    For specialists who come here from other parts of the country, the question, “What brought you to South Carolina?” often sparks intriguing answers. For McLeod Vascular Specialist Eva Rzucidlo, MD, it was the state’s high level of vascular disease.

  • Heart Health

    The “Simple 7” To Keep Your Brain Healthy

    Roland L. Skinner, III, MD
    McLeod Neurological Associates
    09 MAY 2019

    A healthy brain benefits you throughout your life but it requires you to keep a close eye on a number of personal considerations.

  • Heart Health

    Know the Different Types of Strokes

    Timothy L. Hagen, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    02 MAY 2019

    Every stroke affects your brain. But not every stroke hits you the same way. Nor are they all treated the same. McLeod Neurologist Timothy Hagen, DO explains the different types of strokes.

  • Heart Health

    The Deadly Trio of Heart Risk Factors

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

    A heart attack strikes suddenly. Victims need to call 911 immediately for help. But the process leading up to the heart attack can be years in the making.

  • 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.

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