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  • Heart Health

    Advances in Heart Treatment Improve Patients’ Lives

    Alan M. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    04 DECEMBER 2019

    Between 1970 and 2010, fatalities due to heart problems dramatically dropped – thanks to a focus on smoking cessation, cholesterol reduction and blood pressure control. Unfortunately, now – due to obesity and an aging population – the heart death rates are no longer falling and starting to increase.

  • Heart Health

    Exploring the Role of a Thoracic Surgeon

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    25 NOVEMBER 2019

    Today’s surgeons often specialize on specific body parts or organs. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Wayne Holley explains his specialty, which involves the organs of the chest.

  • Heart Health

    Surgical Procedures That Help Prevent Strokes

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Surgical procedures can dramatically reduce your chances of suffering a stroke. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Dr. Joshua Sibille explains how he diagnoses pre-stroke conditions and the vascular procedures used to avoid an approaching stroke.

  • Heart Health

    TAVR to replace a faulty heart valve

    Brian D. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    12 NOVEMBER 2019

    As we age, our heart valves can become stiff or build up plaque and narrow severely.  A minimally invasive procedure can repair a faulty valve without opening your chest or breaking ribs to get to the heart.  McLeod Cardiologist Dr. Brian Blaker explains Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

  • Heart Health

    Repairing the Heart’s PFO

    Brian D. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    04 NOVEMBER 2019

    Before we’re born, there’s a small hole inside the upper chambers of the heart that helps a baby develop in the womb.  In some people, that hole doesn’t heal after birth. McLeod Cardiologist Dr. Brian Blaker explains a simple procedure to repair the Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO).

  • Heart Health

    FEVAR: Repairing Aortic Aneurysms Near Your Kidneys

    William C. Jackson, DO
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    31 OCTOBER 2019

    Developments continue in treating vascular problems. One of the advances is the ability to repair a bulging aorta tucked dangerously close to valuable organs such as the kidneys. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Dr. William C. Jackson explains the Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair or FEVAR.

  • Heart Health

    Treating The Potentially Deadly Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    William A. Jackson, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    22 OCTOBER 2019

    When the walls weaken in one of the important blood vessels carrying blood to the body, the danger of a deadly rupture exists.  McLeod Vascular Surgeon Dr. William C. Jackson explains various treatments for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

  • Heart Health

    Carotid Artery Disease

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    14 OCTOBER 2019

    Clogged arteries that feed our brain present a serious danger of stroke and even death.  McLeod Vascular Specialist Dr. Joshua Sibille explains the cause and treatments for carotid artery disease.

  • Heart Health

    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs) Dangers and Treatments

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    09 OCTOBER 2019

    Potentially dangerous blood clots – called deep vein thrombosis – can strike a broad range of people from ages 30 to 80.  McLeod Vascular Specialist Dr. Joshua Sibille explains the dangers and treatments for DVTs.

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