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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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 Overview

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-19 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.

Congestive Heart Failure

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.

Syncope

Syncope

Syncope, also known as “fainting” or “passing out,” is the temporary loss of consciousness. Syncope can be caused by various factors, most often low blood pressure. It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms, as many serious heart conditions can cause syncope. Today, we sit down with Dr. Trey Baucum to discuss the history behind this condition, common causes, symptoms, and treatment options available.

Coronary Artery Disease

Stress Test

What exactly is a stress test? In today’s episode, we sit down with Dr. Bill Haynie to discuss the ins and outs of stress tests, including what to expect, the purpose they serve, and the different types of stress testing available.

COVID-19 Update

Navigating COVID-19

The unknowns of Covid-19, or the Coronavirus, have sparked fear in our country, regions and communities. While the virus should be taken seriously, it is not a time to panic. In this special episode, we sit down with Dr. Trey Baucum to discuss ways to take care of yourself and protect others during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Congestive Heart Failure

Coronary Intervention

Coronary intervention is a catheter-based procedure used to open coronary arteries that are narrowed or blocked by the buildup of plaque. This buildup of plaque over time is known as coronary artery disease (CAD). In today’s podcast, we sit down with Dr. Jimmy Smith to discuss the risk factors associated with CAD, and how coronary intervention is used to treat and manage this disease.

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