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ChronicCareIQ: A New Way for Patients to Monitor Their Health

By | November 20th, 2016|BHC Blog Posts|

ChronicCareIQ: A New Way for Patients to Monitor Their Health By: Dr. Brian Flowers Cardiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic Birmingham Heart Clinic is now providing a new tool to allow patients to monitor their own health. This FREE app, called ChronicCareIQ, converts a patient’s smartphone into a powerful monitoring device which [...]

BHC Vein Center is Named Center of Excellence for Venaseal Technology

By | November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

BHC VEIN CENTER IS NAMED CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR VENASEAL TECHNOLOGY BIRMINGHAM- In addition to being the first and only practice in Alabama to use Venaseal technology, Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC')’s Vein Center was recently named a Center of Excellence for the closure system. This means that BHC is now being [...]

Treating Atrial Fibrillation

By | September 22nd, 2016|BHC Blog Posts|

Treating Atrial Fibrillation By Dr. Richard Vest Electrophysiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. AF occurs if rapid, disorganized electrical signals cause the heart's two upper chambers—called the atria—to contract very fast and irregularly. As [...]

Birmingham Heart Clinic Expands Services

By | July 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Birmingham Heart Clinic Expands Services BIRMINGHAM- Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC) physicians are now providing cardiology services in connection with St. Vincent’s Birmingham Cardiology Clinic located downtown at 2700 Tenth Avenue South, POB 2, Suite 305. The cardiologists who are practicing at St. Vincent’s Birmingham are Drs. Monica Hunter, James Towery, and Richard [...]

Benefits of CO2 Angiography

By | June 28th, 2016|BHC Blog Posts|

Benefits of CO2 Angiography By: James Trimm, MD Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic Birmingham Heart Clinic, in conjunction with St. Vincent’s East Hospital, is the first and only practice in Birmingham to use CO2 angiography in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease or PAD. Many patients with PAD have issues [...]

Heart Disease & Hypertension

By | April 21st, 2016|BHC Blog Posts|

Heart Disease & Hypertension By: Jason Thompson, MD Cardiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure of the blood being pumped from the heart into the blood vessels. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be a problem because it causes the heart work harder to [...]

New Painless Procedure Seals Varicose Veins

By | March 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Painless Procedure Seals Varicose Veins By: Ann B. DeBellis A team of Birmingham cardiologists will be the first in Alabama to use a new minimally invasive approach to closing varicose veins. Approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2015 and recently cleared for use in the United States, the [...]

Birmingham Heart Clinic Uses New Device to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

By | December 10th, 2015|BHC Blog Posts|

Birmingham Heart Clinic Uses New Device to Treat Atrial Fibrillation By: Dr. Michael Bailey Electrophysiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic Birmingham Heart Clinic physicians are now utilizing a new approach to reduce atrial fibrillation stroke risk and eliminate the need for blood thinners over time. The WATCHMAN Implant is catheter-delivered heart implant [...]

Birmingham Heart Clinic Physicians Perform New Procedure

By | November 4th, 2015|BHC in the News|

Birmingham Heart Clinic Physicians Perform New Procedure Physicians at Birmingham Heart Clinic are now utilizing the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at St Vincent’s East. TAVR is a less-invasive approach to aortic valve implantation for patients considered high-risk or inoperable for traditional open-heart valve surgery. BHC cardiologists Drs. Jacob Townsend [...]

Birmingham Heart Clinic Earns CT and Nuclear Accreditations

By | October 29th, 2015|BHC in the News|

Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC) has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in both nuclear cardiology and computed tomography (CT) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). These accreditations acknowledge BHC’s commitment to high-quality patient care and quality diagnostic testing.   IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication [...]