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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PTSD

PTSD

In this podcast episode, Dr. Baucum discusses how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects the heart. PTSD can negatively impact heart health because of the immense strain that it puts on the heart. We also learn about how a new field of science called...

PTSD

LifeStyle Habits

Lifestyle choices have a major impact on your heart health. Genetics also play a large role in heart health. You can’t alter your genes, but you can change your lifestyle. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Baucum gives examples of small steps that you can take...

PTSD

Heart and Kidney

Your heart and kidneys work closely together. When one organ isn’t working well, it puts a huge strain on the other one. It is important to keep your heart healthy to also keep your kidneys healthy. Listen as Dr. Baucum explains more about the correlation between the...

Holiday Heart

Holiday Heart

The holiday season is here! With the holidays comes an increase in cardiac events. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Smith answers frequently asked questions about heart health and the holidays. He covers topics related to travel, stress and diets. He also...

Holiday Heart

Diabetes

One of the leading risk factors for heart disease is diabetes. People with diabetes are more likely to have heart disease, and at a younger age, than people who do not have diabetes. Dr. Ray Smith discusses diabetes’ correlation with heart health and things you can do...

A Heart-Healthy Halloween

A Heart-Healthy Halloween

Halloween is top-of-mind in this episode of “Heart to Heart.” Dr. Baucum dives into topics about how to make Halloween a heart-healthy and safe holiday. Listen to learn if a scary movie can trigger a heart attack, which Halloween treats are heart-healthy, which fall activities promote heart health and what to be mindful of as you enjoy the Halloween festivities.

A Heart-Healthy Halloween

Baylor

ACS is excited to partner with Baylor to bring greater access to advanced heart care to the Shreveport area. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Baucum shares that a physician from Baylor will be spending one or two days per month at ACS in Shreveport. This will increase access to care for conditions that patients would usually have to travel outside of Shreveport to receive treatment, such as for advanced congestive heart failure. Listen as Dr. Baucum explains more about what the partnership with Baylor will entail in this new episode of “Heart to Heart.”

Holiday Heart

What’s New

Over the past five to six years, there has been an uptick in venous disease cases. ACS offers an on-site vein clinic to make treatment of this disease more convenient for patients. The treatment of venous disease is an evolving field, with new equipment and treatment options coming to market about every six months. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Smith explains what is new in the treatment of venous disease.

Holiday Heart

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure refers to the pressure in the arterial system when the heart contracts. When a person’s blood pressure is too high, they are at risk for arterial damage and vascular disease. When a person’s blood pressure is too low, they are at risk for acute issues,...

A Heart-Healthy Halloween

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Dizziness is a worrisome symptom that is often presented with heart conditions. However, it can also be a symptom of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), which is an inner ear condition. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Baucum explains how to tell the difference and what you should do if you experience such symptoms.

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