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Unmarried heart patients face higher risk of death

By | 2017-12-21T18:44:23+00:00 December 21st, 2017|BHC in the News|

Journal of the American Heart Association Report December 20, 2017 Categories: Heart News Study Highlights: Compared to married heart disease patients, being unmarried was associated with a higher risk of dying. This is the first study to show an association between marital status and death from any cause and heart disease-related death in a high-risk heart [...]

Starting this week, tobacco companies must run court-ordered ads telling the truth about their lethal products

By | 2017-12-21T18:39:47+00:00 December 21st, 2017|BHC in the News|

“Corrective Statements” are reminders of industry’s wrongdoing and need for strong action to win the fight against tobacco November 20, 2017 Categories: Advocacy News , Media Alerts WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking [...]

High blood pressure redefined for first time in 14 years: 130 is the new high

By | 2017-12-21T18:36:25+00:00 December 21st, 2017|BHC in the News|

November 13, 2017 Categories: Scientific Statements/Guidelines Highlights High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement. That is a change from the old definition of 140/90 and higher, reflecting complications that can occur at those [...]

ChronicCareIQ: A New Way for Patients to Monitor Their Health

By | 2017-11-25T15:16:59+00:00 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 [...]

Treating Atrial Fibrillation

By | 2017-11-25T15:16:59+00:00 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 | 2017-11-25T15:16:59+00:00 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 Vest. [...]

Benefits of CO2 Angiography

By | 2017-11-25T15:17:00+00:00 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 | 2017-11-25T15:17:00+00:00 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 | 2017-11-25T15:17:01+00:00 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 [...]