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Why Choose Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists?

Why Choose Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists?

As the only independent, private-practice Cardiology group in the Ark-La-Tex, Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists (ACS) is committed to providing superior cardiovascular care to our community. We offer a complete range of cardiac services using the latest technology...

Salt: When You Have Too Much Of A Good Thing

Salt: When You Have Too Much Of A Good Thing

Sodium, which is found in salt, is an essential mineral for controlling fluid balance, nerve function and muscle function. Consumed in the right amount, it helps maintain a healthy body. If you eat too much, you are putting yourself and your heart at risk.   How...

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization The Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists are improving outcomes for patients with carotid artery disease by using a new minimally invasive approach. Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a leading-edge procedure that has...

Obesity & Your Heart Health

Obesity & Your Heart Health

Being overweight or obese has become more prevalent than ever in the United States. Over 70% of adults age 20 years and older are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data from the 2017–2018 National Health and Nutrition...

Top Tips for Winter Exercise

Top Tips for Winter Exercise

When winter weather hits, it may be tempting to curl up on the couch to watch TV rather than getting outside for some exercise, but exercise is important no matter the time of year. If you either can’t or don’t like exercising in the cold, there are plenty of indoor...

Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays

10 TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS   Staying healthy during the holidays can be a challenge. Between festive food, cold temperatures, crowded malls, travel and a multitude of social events squeezed into what are often already busy schedules, the...

Fall Heart Healthy Eating

Fall Heart Healthy Eating

A Heart-Healthy Fall Harvest Although summer offers the biggest variety of in-season fruits and vegetables, October’s cooler weather brings an autumn harvest that is as diverse as it is delicious. Fall produce is perfect for satisfying our natural cravings for...

Living with Atrial Fibrillation

Living with Atrial Fibrillation

Living with Atrial Fibrillation A diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) means lifelong management of your condition. Although the impact it will have on your life depends on your specific prognosis, the good news is that patients with AFib can continue to lead full...

Cardiac Catheterization: Transradial vs. Transfemoral Procedure

Cardiac Catheterization: Transradial vs. Transfemoral Procedure

Most people have heard of cardiac catheterization, a procedure designed to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. During cardiac catheterization, a catheter is inserted into an artery or vein and threaded to the heart, allowing doctors to perform diagnostics or...

Keep Cool and Protect Your Heart

Keep Cool and Protect Your Heart

Keep Cool and Protect Your Heart   As the temperatures rise, so does the workload on your heart. During hot weather, your heart has to work harder to control your body temperature. While this extra demand generally does not pose problems for healthy people, the...