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Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists Makes Donation to Roy’s Kids

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists Makes Donation to Roy’s Kids

SHREVEPORT, La. – Local non-profit, Roy’s Kids, received an early Christmas wish thanks to the kindness of Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists. The non-profit, which provides Christmas gifts and other necessities to families in need, was given $2,000 to support its...

Matters Of The Heart: The Link Between Emotions and Heart Health

Matters Of The Heart: The Link Between Emotions and Heart Health

Matters Of The Heart: The Link Between Emotions and Heart Health   Humans have long-associated the heart with emotions. That’s why we say things like “I was heartbroken” when we are sad, “my heart is happy” when we’re feeling cheerful, and “I almost had a heart...

How To Have A Heart-Healthy Holiday Season

How To Have A Heart-Healthy Holiday Season

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season is also the most fatal when it comes to cardiac events. Studies reveal a sharp increase in coronary deaths during the holidays, with one study reporting a 33% increase during December and January....

The Link Between Cholesterol and Heart Problems

The Link Between Cholesterol and Heart Problems

Studies show that high cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 38% of American adults have high cholesterol. That means high cholesterol is a big...

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

It has an unusual name, but atrial fibrillation is a very common heart condition. In fact, it is the most common type of heart arrhythmia affecting millions of Americans every year. Heart arrhythmias are irregular heart rhythms. In atrial fibrillation, the heart beats...

The Importance of Forming Heart-Healthy Habits at a Young Age

The Importance of Forming Heart-Healthy Habits at a Young Age

Developing heart-healthy habits when we’re young makes it easier to maintain good habits as we get older. It actually has an impact on our health as adults. Studies show that children and teens with risk factors (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, being...

10 Tips For Staying Active At Your Desk Job

10 Tips For Staying Active At Your Desk Job

By now, we’ve probably all seen the headlines stating that “sitting is the new smoking.” Whether it’s due to your desk job or too many hours on the couch binge-watching television shows (or even worse, both), a sedentary lifestyle has become one of the major risk...

WHAT IS A HEART CATH?

WHAT IS A HEART CATH?

WHAT IS A HEART CATH?   A heart cath, or cardiac catheterization, is a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. During cardiac catheterization, a narrow tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the arm or groin and threaded to the...

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Heart

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Heart

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE HEART   By now, most of us understand that the severity of illness associated with COVID-19 and how long symptoms might last can vary greatly from one person to the next. It has also become clear that severe COVID-19 symptoms...

10 Tips for Improving Vein Health

10 Tips for Improving Vein Health

10 Tips for Improving Vein Health   You probably don’t give much thought to your veins, at least not until you start having problems with them. Our veins carry oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart from all over our body, which makes them not only impressive...