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HEARTBURN OR HEART ATTACK?

HEARTBURN OR HEART ATTACK?

Symptoms of heartburn and heart attack can be similar, making it difficult to know if you’re experiencing a severe episode of acid reflux or something much more dangerous. A heart attack can feel like the burning pain usually associated with heartburn, so it is...

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Living With Type 2 Diabetes   A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be scary. It is a serious condition that can have major health impacts if left untreated, including heart disease and stroke. When diagnosed early and managed correctly, many patients live long,...

The Impact of Fiber on Heart Health

The Impact of Fiber on Heart Health

The Impact of Fiber on Heart Health You probably already know that fiber is good for your digestive system, but it’s important for a lot more than just keeping you regular. Fiber can have a huge impact on heart health by lowering cholesterol, blood sugar levels, blood...

Heart Health At Every Age

Heart Health At Every Age

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although it is more likely to affect people over 65 years old, heart problems can strike at any age. The lifestyle you lead in your younger years can have a significant impact on your risk as you get...

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...

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...

Stroke Month: Understanding Stroke Types and Causes

Stroke Month: Understanding Stroke Types and Causes

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when blood flow to your brain is interrupted. Knowing the signs of a stroke is imperative, but understanding the different types of stroke and their causes is also important. Ischemic...

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...