/BHC Blog Posts

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 | October 16th, 2015|BHC Blog Posts|

Birmingham Heart Clinic Physicians Perform New Procedure By Dr. Jacob Townsend Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic 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 [...]

PAD Awareness Month: Signs & Symptoms

By | September 1st, 2015|BHC Blog Posts|

PAD Awareness Month: Signs & Symptoms By: Michael Simpson, MD Cardiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic September is National Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. One in 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PAD, and though it is a common and treatable disease, it is largely unknown, often unrecognized, and [...]

Triple Cardiovascular Accreditation for St. Vincent’s East

By | August 15th, 2015|BHC Blog Posts|

Triple Cardiovascular Accreditation for St. Vincent’s East Physicians at Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC), along with the team at St. Vincent’s East, worked together to earn a triple cardiovascular accreditation for St. Vincent’s East. The hospital is the first in the U.S. to meet the criteria for this “trifecta” of cardiovascular accreditation which includes cycle five [...]

A Look at Leg Vein Problems & Treatments

By | December 8th, 2014|BHC Blog Posts|

A Look at Leg Vein Problems & Treatments By: Dr. Robert E. Foster Director, BHC Vein Center The Birmingham Heart Clinic Vein Center diagnoses and treats venous disease with minimally invasive procedures, resulting in less pain and quicker recovery for patients. Our goal is to quickly return patients back to a [...]

A Look at Laser Vein Treatments

By | November 21st, 2014|BHC Blog Posts|

A Look at Laser Vein Treatments By: Dr. Robert Foster Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic The Vein Center at Birmingham Heart Clinic diagnoses and treats venous disease with minimally-invasive procedures, resulting in less pain and quicker recoveries for patients. What is venous disease? About 15 percent of people in America have [...]