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.
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.
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.
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.
May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) is a syndrome that involves the circulation and compression in the iliac veins. In this episode of “Heart to Heart”, Dr. Ray Smith discusses MTS, its risk factors and symptoms.
For patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, there is now an alternative for stroke prevention. In this episode of “Heart to Heart”, Dr. Jimmy Smith discusses the WATCHMAN device and the connections between atrial fibrillation and strokes.
We have witnessed the government’s heavy involvement in the COVID-19 pandemic, from communication and task forces to testing and vaccine implementation. In this episode of “Heart to Heart” Dr. Baucum discusses the government’s role in our recent healthcare crisis.
The Vein Center at ACS offers a range of tests and treatment options for venous conditions, including spider and varicose veins. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Ray Smith discusses foam sclerotherapy and why it’s a better treatment option for spider veins compared to traditional treatment options.
COVID-19 has affected every aspect of patient care, including how patients encounter their physician. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Baucum discusses how ACS has handled the pandemic, and what adjustments might be here to stay.
In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” Dr. Jimmy Smith is joined by Dr. Timothy Danish, a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon with CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier, as they discuss Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR is a hybrid approach to treating carotid artery disease that combines the protection of surgery with the benefits of a less-invasive procedure.
A little over a year ago, Dr. Baucum joined us for a conversation about the unknowns of COVID-19. In this episode of “Heart to Heart,” we sit back down with Dr. Baucum to discuss vaccines, herd immunity and how things might evolve over the next few months.