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 pump blood throughout the body. It also contributes…

New Painless Procedure Seals Varicose Veins

. Robert E. Foster Director, BHC Vein Center 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 Sapheon…

Birmingham Heart Clinic Physicians Perform New Procedure

Dr. Robert E. FosterDirector, BHC Vein Center   Dr. Robert Yoe 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

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 Welcomes Dr. Robert Yoe IV

August 3, 2015 Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC) is proud to welcome Dr. Robert Yoe, IV to its team of cardiologists. Dr. Yoe is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. His cardiac interests include coronary interventions, peripheral vascular disease, and structural cardiology interventions including transcatheter aortic valve replacement, also known as TAVR. Born in…

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 for traditional open-heart valve surgery. BHC cardiologists Drs. Jacob Townsend and…

PAD Month

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 its symptoms are commonly attributed to old age. Peripheral arterial…