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  • 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.

  • Heart Health

    Treating Heart Problems Medically Before Surgery

    Alan M. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    29 MARCH 2019

    Every heart problem doesn’t immediately lead to surgery. Treating problems with medications instead of, before or after surgery plays an important role in a heart patient maintaining their lifestyle.

  • Heart Health

    Patients Benefit from Team Approach to Heart, Vascular Problems

    Alan M. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    22 MARCH 2019

    Cardiologist, who medically treat and perform some cardiac-related procedures, are an important specialty for heart patients. Yet at McLeod, cardiologists are just one part of a much larger team of heart and vascular specialists, as explained by McLeod Cardiologist Alan Blaker, MD:

  • Heart Health

    Repairing Aortic Aneurysms That Sit Dangerously Close to Your Kidneys

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

    McLeod Regional Medical Center was one of the first two hospitals in the state to implement a new minimally invasive repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm that sits dangerously close to the kidneys. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD, describes how she performed the Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR).

  • Heart Health

    Treating the Dangerous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    04 MARCH 2019

    If a bulging aortic artery bursts, a person can die in minutes. Finding and repairing the dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysm is literally a life-saving procedure, as explained by McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Attack Risk Factors That Are Riskier for Women than Men

    Alan M. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    26 FEBRUARY 2019

    If you made a list of the heart attack risk factors for men and, then, a list for women, the two would look very similar. Yet, there are some items on those lists, which leave women more at risk than men for a heart attack.

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