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  • Heart Health

    Chronic Venous Disease: Trouble Pumping Blood to Your Heart

    Carmen M. Piccolo, DO
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    11 JULY 2018

    Swelling in your legs and ankles. New varicose veins. Legs that are restless, heavy, tired, aching or discolored.  These are the typical signs of a painful and potentially dangerous disease of your blood vessels.

  • Heart Health

    TAVR – A “Revolutionary” Development in Heart Valve Replacement

    Fred M. Krainin, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    03 JULY 2018

    The valves in our hearts control the blood flow in and out of that crucial organ. As we age, two problems can develop. A valve can thicken and fail to open completely, preventing the blood from emptying out of the heart. Or a valve can start leaking, allowing the blood to go in the wrong direction.

  • Heart Health

    Painful Peripheral Arterial Disease: Blockages in Your Leg’s Arteries

    Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    01 JULY 2018

    It’s not just men who suffer from this vascular disease. Women can have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) as well.  Yet, their awareness is very low. McLeod Vascular Specialist Eva Rzucidlo, MD, explains this painful disease and its myths.

  • Heart Health

    What is Cardiac Ablation? Fixing a Heart’s Short Circuit

    Rajesh Malik, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    21 JUNE 2018

    All three terms describe a problem, when the heart muscles aren’t receiving the proper electrical signals.  The result?  Erratic heart beats.

  • Heart Health

    Try The DASH Diet for Lower Blood Pressure and Better Heart Health

    Brian P. Wall, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    12 JUNE 2018

    One out of every 3 adult Americans struggle with high blood pressure, clinically called hypertension. Add to those 65 million people another 59 million living with blood pressure approaching the dangerous stage.

  • Heart Health

    Peripheral Arterial Disease: Blocking Oxygen to the Limbs and Organs

    Gabor A. Winkler, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    04 JUNE 2018

    Blockages in the arteries can trigger pain from oxygen-starvation.  McLeod Vascular Surgeon Gabor Winkler, MD explains diagnosing and treating Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD.

  • Heart Health

    Medications and other Afib Treatments

    Amit V. Pande, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Little River
    01 JUNE 2018

    Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is an unsteady beating of the heart that can lead to blood pooling in the heart, blood clots and stroke. McLeod Cardiologist Amit Pande, MD, walks through the many medications used to manage Afib and other treatments as well.

  • Heart Health

    Know the Different Types of Strokes

    Timothy L. Hagen, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    14 MAY 2018

    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

    Risk of A Stroke?

    Timothy L. Hagen, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    08 MAY 2018

    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.

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