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.
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.
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.
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 compared to traditional treatment options.
COVID-19 has affected every aspect of patient care, including how patients encounter their physician. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Baucum discusses how ACS has handled the pandemic, and what adjustments might be here to stay.
In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Jimmy Smith is joined by Dr. Timothy Danish, a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon with CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier, as they discuss Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR is a hybrid approach to treating carotid artery disease that combines the protection of surgery with the benefits of a less-invasive procedure.
A little over a year ago, Dr. Baucum joined us for a conversation about the unknowns of COVID-19. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” we sit back down with Dr. Baucum to discuss vaccines, herd immunity and how things might evolve over the next few months.
A new procedure is being offered at the Advanced Heart and Vascular Center at ACS. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Ray Smith discusses Radial Vascular Intervention, its advantages over traditional interventions and who is an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, also known as TAVR, is a minimally invasive procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Rodney Reeves discusses aortic stenosis, the TAVR procedure and who is a good candidate for this procedure.
As the only independent, private-practice Cardiology group in the Ark-La-Tex, Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists is committed to providing superior cardiovascular care to our communities. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Trey Baucum discusses the array of services offered at ACS, as well as the advantages of visiting an independent physician.
When it comes to heart health, knowing your numbers is important to help reduce the risk for heart disease. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Ray Smith discusses blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, blood sugar, and how each affects heart health.