Varicose Veins and Aging

Varicose Veins and Aging

Varicose veins occur when weak or damaged valves within the veins cause blood to back up and pool. Typically occurring in the legs, varicose veins appear as bulging, bluish cords running beneath the skin. They can be painful and disfiguring.   Although there are...
WATCHMAN™

WATCHMAN™

For patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, there is now an alternative for stroke prevention. In this episode of “Heart to Heart”, Dr. Jimmy Smith discusses the WATCHMAN device and the connections between atrial fibrillation and strokes. Podcast: Play in new...
Men’s Health Month: The Fiber Factor

Men’s Health Month: The Fiber Factor

You probably already know that fiber is good for your gut, but did you know it can be a major factor when it comes to heart health? Many Americans have high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension) or both, which are big risk factors for heart disease and...
Government Role in Healthcare Crisis

Government Role in Healthcare Crisis

We have witnessed the government’s heavy involvement in the COVID-19 pandemic, from communication and task forces to testing and vaccine implementation. In this episode of “Heart to Heart” Dr. Baucum discusses the government’s role in our recent healthcare crisis....
Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam Sclerotherapy

The Vein Center at ACS offers a range of tests and treatment options for venous conditions, including spider and varicose veins. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Ray Smith discusses foam sclerotherapy and why it’s a better treatment option for spider veins...