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  • 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

  • Heart Health

    Heart Bypass Surgery While the Heart is Beating

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    15 NOVEMBER 2017

    Over 300,000 patients with coronary artery disease undergo heart bypass surgery each year.

  • Heart Health

    New Way to Open Blocked Arteries, Keep Them Open: Drug Eluting Balloon

    Christopher G. Cunningham, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    10 NOVEMBER 2017

    Vascular surgeons have added a new tool to their options of opening blocked arteries in the arms or legs.

  • Heart Health

    The Navigator: A Helping Hand for Heart Patients

    02 NOVEMBER 2017

    A new heart team member whose role is to focus entirely on the patient from the time they enter the hospital and even after they go home. McLeod Heart & Vascular Patient Navigator Amy Edmund, RN, BSN, explains her assignment.

  • Heart Health

    TAVR Replacing Heart Valves with a Needle, Not a Knife

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    26 OCTOBER 2017

    Aortic heart valves, which are compromised by calcium buildup, can now be replaced without the traditional method of an 8-inch incision and sawing the chest open to get to the heart. McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Scot C. Schultz explains the newest technique – transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR

  • Heart Health

    When Calcium Closes Down Your Heart’s Aortic Valves

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    18 OCTOBER 2017

    Of the four valves in the heart, the most common problem occurs with the valve controlling blood flowing out of the heart into the major artery – the aorta. McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Scot C. Schultz, MD, explains the problem, symptoms and the need to catch the problem early.

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