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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New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

A new year means new resolutions! It’s important to prioritize your heart health as you set goals for 2021. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Baucum discusses resolutions and how taking care of your heart can lead to improved health for the rest of your body.

New Years Resolutions

Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don’t work properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Baucum discusses the symptoms, causes, and risks associated with arrhythmias.

Women’s Heart Health

Heart Attacks

Annually in the U.S., roughly 1.5 million people experience a heart attack. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Al Krause discusses heart attacks, their warning signs, risk factors and prevention.

New Years Resolutions

Heart Healthy Diet

There are only so many things we can modify in our lives. When it comes to heart health, altering your diet plays a major role. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Baucum shares his best diet advice, and he discusses the impact fiber and salt can have on your body.

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes and Heart Disease

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of having heart disease? In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Jimmy Smith discusses the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors when it comes to diabetes and heart disease.

Women’s Heart Health

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.”

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