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.


CO2 Angiography

CO2 Angiography

ACS is committed to providing our communities with access to unparalleled care through cutting-edge medical technology and treatment options. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Ray Smith discusses CO2 angiography, why it is a great alternative to traditional imaging and how it has evolved into a useful and safe contrast agent for vascular imaging.



Roughly, 50-60% of American adults over age 50 take some type of supplement. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Katikaneni (“Dr. K”) reviews popular supplements, how they are related to cardiovascular disease and heart health, and why it is important to discuss with your doctor before beginning a supplement regimen.

When To Consider Seeing A Cardiologist

Artificial Pump

Cutting edge technology is one of the defining facets of the Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists practice. In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Baucum explains how artificial pumps are used in emergency situations and also to prevent emergency situations.


Dr. Pavan Katikaneni Introduction

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists is honored to welcome Dr. Pavan Katikaneni, “Dr. K”, as the newest member of our practice. In this episode of Heart to Heart, you will learn more about Dr. K’s extensive experience, his care philosophy, and what led him to become Board-certified in nearly every area of cardiology.

When To Consider Seeing A Cardiologist

COVID Update #5

Are the new variants of COVID-19 more concerning than what we experienced in 2020?  In this episode of Heart to Heart, Dr. Baucum provides us with his latest insights, including vaccine effectiveness and risks to children. As always, we encourage you to speak with your personal physician about how to best protect yourself and your family.


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