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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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!

The Vein Center

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.

Angina

Angina

Angina is a symptom of a larger issue within the body: significant obstruction in the coronary artery. In today’s episode, we sit down with Dr. Bill Haynie to explore the characteristics of Angina and the treatment options available.

Covid Update

COVID-19 Update

Over a month after our initial COVID-19 podcast, we continue to learn about the virus and how it may impact the future. What has our approach meant for the healthcare landscape? What will cardiac emergencies look like in the foreseeable future? Dr. Baucum discusses these items and more during this COVID-19 Update.

Cardiac Catheterization: Transradial vs. Transfemoral Approach

Congestive Heart Failure

According to the American Heart Association, the number of people diagnosed with heart failure is projected to increase 46 percent by 2030. Today, we sit down with Dr. Jimmy Smith to discuss heart failure, signs and symptoms, and treatment options. Click here to learn more about the Heart Failure Clinic at ACS.

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