BHC in the News

Moderate Exercise Reduces Risk of Death in Women

By | 2018-04-13T10:05:28+00:00 April 13th, 2018|BHC in the News|

A study of more than 17,000 women links physical activity to a longer, healthier life. Simple activities like brisk walking or even mowing the lawn could add years to your life, based on recent findings that link moderate to vigorous exercise to reduced risk of death in women. Published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, this [...]

Women Face Worse Outcomes After Stroke, Study Finds

By | 2018-04-13T10:00:47+00:00 April 13th, 2018|BHC in the News|

Despite advances in stroke prevention and treatment, women still face worse outcomes after stroke than men based on study data from the past ten years. Study highlights the differences in stroke outcomes between women and men.  Published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, this paper served as an update on stroke outcomes in women. It reviewed [...]

More patients eligible for crucial stroke treatment

By | 2018-03-07T11:43:40+00:00 March 7th, 2018|BHC in the News|

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently issued new treatment guidelines that make many more patients eligible for two important stroke treatments. The guidelines – a list of recommendations for clinicians nationwide – is for the most common type of stroke, called ischemic stroke. It’s caused by a blood clot that reduces or stops [...]

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 [...]

Birmingham Heart Clinic Physicians Perform New Procedure

By | 2017-11-25T15:17:01+00:00 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 | 2017-11-25T15:17:02+00:00 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 [...]

Birmingham Heart Clinic Celebrates 20 Years of Service

By | 2015-11-18T19:57:27+00:00 October 29th, 2015|BHC in the News|

On August 8, Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC) celebrated its 20th anniversary of providing comprehensive cardiovascular care to communities in Birmingham and beyond.   Since its inception in 1994, BHC has experienced steady growth in its expansion of both services and locations. In 2005, BHC relocated to a new office complex in Trussville located at 100 [...]

Birmingham Heart Clinic Welcomes New Vein Center

By | 2017-11-25T15:17:02+00:00 October 29th, 2015|BHC in the News|

Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC) has opened a BHC Vein Center to diagnose and treat venous disease at 100 Pilot Medical Drive, Suite 185.   The cardiologists at BHC Vein Center are treating venous disease with minimally-invasive procedures, resulting in less pain and quicker recoveries for patients. The BHC Vein Center offers many services in detecting [...]