How can the medical community cross the divide caused by disparities in care, and where can those lines be drawn? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Antoine Keller at Baton Rouge General and Dr. Stephen Clarkson at UAB in a discussion of racial, geographic, and socioeconomic divisions affecting cardiovascular care for our communities. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast […]
A comprehensive yet easy to understand synopsis of the bicuspid aortic valve. Covers symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and tips for patients and physicians alike.
Aortic sclerosis is a condition whereby the aortic valve becomes thickened but does not significantly obstruct flow, unlike aortic stenosis, which does. This article outlines the dangers associated with aortic sclerosis, risk factors, treatments, and whether you should request to have an echocardiogram.
An echocardiogram or echo for short, is a powerful tool used primarily by cardiologists to evaluate the heart’s structure and function. An echocardiogram is a type of sonogram which means that it uses sound waves to take pictures of your heart and related structures. The system is very similar to sonar on a submarine. The […]