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  • 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.

  • Heart Health

    Look for Stroke’s Warning Signs and FAST

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

    The signs of a person having a stroke – basically a heart attack in the brain – are easy to spot IF you know what to look for. McLeod Neurologist Timothy Hagen, DO, lists the signs for you to spot.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Valve Surgery, Recovery – An Overview

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    16 APRIL 2018

    Think you might be facing heart valve surgery – or know someone who is?  Learn what to expect in this overview.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Valve Leakage Treatment Calls For Surgical Repair or Replacement

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    11 APRIL 2018

    Our heart has four valves, basically tissue flaps that ensure the blood keeps flowing in the correct direction.  When these valves start to leak, you may experience symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath and swollen feet.

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