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  • Heart Health

    An Incredibly Small Pacemaker – The Micra

    Rajesh Malik, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    09 MARCH 2018

    Pacemakers – about the size of three stacked 50-cent pieces — have played a key role in helping people with irregular heart rhythms lead a normal life. Now there’s a new pacemaker the size of a vitamin capsule

  • Heart Health

    Treating and Preventing Vein Disease

    Gabor A. Winkler, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    26 FEBRUARY 2018

    The nature of venous disease stretches from minor cosmetic problems to major debilitating pain and discomfort to chronic wounds that don’t heal for many months, sometimes years, due to a failure of the veins to drain blood from the feet and legs back to the heart. Depending on the symptoms’ severity and the cause of the symptoms, different treatments are warranted.

  • Heart Health

    Dealing with Those Ugly Spider Veins

    Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    22 FEBRUARY 2018

    Those tiny little veins that look like webs on your legs have been given the name of spider veins. They are more common in women than men and are unattractive.

  • Heart Health

    Getting to Know Your Veins and Their Problems

    Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    15 FEBRUARY 2018

    In your body, the heart pumps blood through your arteries, taking oxygen out to your fingers, legs and feet.
    On the other hand, veins bring the blood back from those locations to your heart and lungs, to get more oxygen.

  • Heart Health

    Arrhythmia, When Your Heart Starts Racing And Exceeds the Speed Limit

    Prabal K. Guha, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    07 FEBRUARY 2018

    A shortness of breath. Rapid pulse. Light-headedness. Dizziness.
    It might be symptoms of arrhythmia — a condition, where electrical signals in the heart are misfiring.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Healthy Diet Hard to Find in Traditional Southern US Food

    Anil Om, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    30 JANUARY 2018

    At first glance, the headline for this article may seem from the Department of “Research on the Obvious.” However, here are some facts that offer more insight to help you eat foods that will keep your heart healthy.

  • Heart Health

    Convergent Procedure Improves Atrial Fibrillation Control

    S. Cary Huber, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    24 JANUARY 2018

    An irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation or afib can be treated with several different approaches.

  • Heart Health

    Transradial Cardiac Catheterization: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

    Fred M. Krainin, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    18 JANUARY 2018

    American cardiologists are turning to an alternate technique to diagnose heart artery blockages that has a number of benefits for the patient. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD, explains sending a catheter through the wrist, rather than through the leg.

  • Heart Health

    Repairing the Dangerous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    08 JANUARY 2018

    When a person’s artery near the heart starts to expand like a balloon, the key for vascular specialists is to spot the problem and repair it before the “balloon” bursts, presenting a potentially fatal situation.