Heart to Heart Podcast

In Heart to Heart, we sit down with leading experts in the field of cardiology to explore various topics related to heart health. Join the physicians of Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists every other Monday, as we discuss the specifics of cardiovascular care and tips for living a heart-healthy lifestyle. 

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists (ACS), is a private physician group specializing in cardiovascular care based in Shreveport, Louisiana. As the only independent Cardiology group in the region, ACS is committed to providing superior cardiovascular care to our communities.

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Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Early detection and intervention (along with lifestyle modifications) are the best ways to combat heart disease. There are also many sophisticated technologies available to help understand problems affecting the heart. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Al Krause discusses cardiac diagnostic testing at ACS and what a patient should expect from each test.

Atrial Septal Defects

Atrial Septal Defects

An Atrial Septal Defect, or ASD, is a hole between the upper chambers of the heart. ASD is the most common birth defect of all congenital heart diseases. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Ray Smith discusses development, causes and treatments for ASD.

Outpatient vs Inpatient Heart Caths

Outpatient vs Inpatient Heart Caths

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists has an on-site facility called the Advanced Heart and Vascular Center, where outpatient radial and femoral heart caths are performed. What is the difference between an outpatient and inpatient cath procedure? Dr. Baucum explains in this episode of “Heart to Heart.”

Cardiac Catheterization: Transradial vs. Transfemoral Approach

Cardiac Catheterization: Transradial vs. Transfemoral Approach

Most people have heard of cardiac catheterization, a procedure designed to diagnose and treat cardiovascular problems. What you may not know is that there are options when it comes to where the catheter is inserted. Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists has an on-site facility, Advanced Heart and Vascular Center, where they can perform outpatient radial and femoral heart catheterizations. The modern center is designed to help patients receive quality care outside of the traditional hospital setting. Learn more in this episode with Dr. Jimmy Smith.

Covid Update

Procedure Prep

Have you ever wondered how cardiologists prepare for their day? In this week’s “Heart to Heart” episode, we get the scoop from Dr. Trey Baucum. What’s it like being called to a cardiac emergency? How do cardiologists at ACS prepare for difficult procedures? Listen along as we discuss those things and more!

Atrial Septal Defects

The Vein Center

The Vein Center at Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists offers a full spectrum of diagnostic testing and treatment options for venous conditions. In this week’s episode, Dr. Ray Smith discusses the importance of healthy veins and arteries, as well as common ailments treated at The Vein Center.

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Atrial Fibrillation Overview

Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk for stroke, heart failure and other heart complications. In this episode, Dr. Srikar Veerareddy provides an overview, treatment options, and tips for living a healthy life with the AFib.

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is a serious medical condition that is often linked to family history. In today’s episode, we sit down with Dr. Bill Haynie to discuss the risk factors, ways to reduce risk, and treatment options associated with Coronary Artery Disease.

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