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Welcome to the McLeod Health Medical Library. Here you will find information on medical conditions and treatments as well as educational articles on a wide array of subjects including health, wellness, parenting, and more. Just enter the most relevant search term in the search box to find information on your topic of interest.

  • Heart Valve Surgery: Repair or Heart Valve Replacement, Good Options

    Worn or leaking Heart valves do not cause an emergency that a sudden Heart attack does. When you have a leaking Heart valve, you will feel a range of symptoms increasing fatigue, swollen feet and shortness of breath. As McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Carmichael, MD explains, your options are clear.

  • Heart Valve Surgery: Repair or Heart Valve Replacement, Good Options

    Worn or leaking Heart valves do not cause an emergency that a sudden Heart attack does.  When you have a leaking Heart valve, you will feel a range of symptoms — increasing fatigue, swollen feet and shortness of breath.  As McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Carmichael, MD explains, your options are clear:

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

    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 Attack. Heart Disease. What Are Your Chances?

    Americans love numbers.  We rate baseball players with a range of statistics. We rank golfers.  We grade ourselves on everything from academics to attractiveness (“He’s a 9 out of 10.”)

  • Heart Attack. Heart Disease. What Are Your Chances?

    Americans love numbers. We rate baseball players with a range of statistics. We rank golfers. We grade ourselves on everything from academics to attractiveness (“He’s a 9 out of 10.”) Another set of numbers important to everyone are how much things we do (or don’t do) increases our risk of Heart disease – 200% (2x) to 600% (6x). “It’s good to know how your lifestyle is affecting the possibility that you will suffer Heart disease or die of a Heart attack,” says McLeod Cardiologist Gavin Leask, MD. “The following list shows you which actions (or lack of) increase your Heart risk.”

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