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  • Heart Health

    Genes, DNA, Stem Cells and Your Heart

    Nathan J.s. Almeida, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Loris
    14 FEBRUARY 2019

    Ever wonder why some people can eat anything and never gain weight or have heart problems. An overactive thyroid often takes the blame or praise, as it may be. New research indicates that it may actually be a mutant gene.

  • Heart Health

    Too Much Salt Paves the Path to Heart Disease

    Thomas Stoughton, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    08 FEBRUARY 2019

    Here’s a little game to play next time you are heading down the aisles at the supermarket. Before you put each item in your cart, check the Sodium amount per serving under “Nutrition Facts

  • Heart Health

    Seven Intriguing Facts About Heart Disease

    Anil Om, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    02 FEBRUARY 2019

    Articles on Heart Disease facts often start with something like one in three deaths in the United States are due to cardiovascular disease or one in every six health care dollars in the US are spent on cardiovascular disease.

  • Heart Health

    Why Are Heart Problems Hitting Young Men?

    Brian P. Wall, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    23 JANUARY 2019

    The average age for a man having a heart attack in the United States is 65 so there is no need to worry about heart problems until you reach age 65.

  • Heart Health

    Young, Healthy Woman and a Heart Attack: It Could be SCAD

    Anil Om, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    15 JANUARY 2019

    Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is as bad as it sounds. The number one cause of heart attack for women under age 50, as well as the number one cause of heart attack in pregnant women and new mothers.

  • Heart Health

    The Difference Between Vascular Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehab

    Carmen M. Piccolo, DO
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    07 JANUARY 2019

    Vascular Rehabilitation is similar to Cardiac Rehabilitation – but there are some specific differences in the causes that bring someone into each program. McLeod Vascular Specialist Carmen Piccolo, III, DO. explains a unique Vascular Rehabilitation program and how it differs from a Cardiac program.

  • Heart Health

    Check Out These 5 Unexpected Symptoms of Heart Failure and Heart Attack

    William A. Jackson, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    27 DECEMBER 2018

    Ranging from slightly bothersome to truly troublesome, people suffer a number of unexpected physical symptoms that could actually be warning signs of an approaching heart attack or heart failure.

  • Heart Health

    The Unfortunate Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

    Evans P. Holland, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    19 DECEMBER 2018

    About one in ten Americans have diabetes. And many of those 30 million people also have a heart condition. Diabetes often leads to a heart problem and the presence of both conditions increases the risk of poorer outcomes.

  • Heart Health

    TAVR: Repairing Your Heart Valves Without Opening Your Chest

    Fred M. Krainin, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    11 DECEMBER 2018

    A newer method to replace faulty aortic heart valves removes the need to cut open the chest and crack some ribs to get to the heart. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD, describes the TransCarotid Aortic Valve Replacement.