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  • Heart Health

    Transradial Cardiac Catheterization: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

    Fred M. Krainin, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    18 JANUARY 2018

    American cardiologists are turning to an alternate technique to diagnose heart artery blockages that has a number of benefits for the patient. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD, explains sending a catheter through the wrist, rather than through the leg.

  • Heart Health

    Repairing the Dangerous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    08 JANUARY 2018

    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.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Disease: #1 Killer of Women in America

    Nicolette Naso, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    02 JANUARY 2018

    In fact, heart disease is the #1 killer of BOTH men and women in this country.  Yet, when heart disease is discussed, we tend to think of it affecting primarily men.

  • Heart Health

    The Path to a Heart Healthy Weight: Exercise, Heart Healthy Diet

    Brian P. Wall, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    27 DECEMBER 2017

    The path to cardiovascular disease is clear: obesity leads to high blood pressure and diabetes, which leads to heart attack, vascular problems, congestive heart failure and stroke.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Attack. Heart Disease. What Are Your Chances?

    Gavin M. Leask, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Little River
    21 DECEMBER 2017

    Americans love numbers.  We rate baseball players with a range of statistics. We rank golfers.  We grade ourselves on everything from academics to attractiveness (“He’s a 9 out of 10.”)

  • Heart Health

    The IMPLANTABLES: Super Help for Erratic Hearts

    Prabal K. Guha, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    16 DECEMBER 2017

    “Pacemakers and the Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD) use electrical pulses to control hearts that are beating too slowly, too fast or erratically”, says McLeod Electrophysiologist Prabal Guha, MD. “Each device is like a small computer, about the size of a watch face and less than half an inch thick with batteries that can last more than 6 years.”

  • Heart Health

    Vascular Testing. Not the SAT, ACT. But Good for Your Health

    Gabor A. Winkler, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    12 DECEMBER 2017

    Submarine Sonar. Burglar alarms. Jewelry cleaning. And diagnosing problems in your heart and blood vessels. All these uses put sound waves to work.

  • Heart Health

    Interventional Cardiologists and Stents. Patients’ Brighter Futures.

    Anil Om, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    28 NOVEMBER 2017

    When an “Interventional” cardiologist intervenes – it’s in a good way: finding where an arterial blockage is and, if needed, opening that blockage with a stent.

  • Heart Health

    Not Your Mother’s Heart Pacemaker: Advancements for Irregular Hearts

    Rajesh Malik, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    24 NOVEMBER 2017

    A generation ago, when your cardiologist suggested a “pacemaker,” they were suggesting a device whose primary, if not sole, purpose was to correct a slow heart r