By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A groundbreaking new study holds heartening news for older Americans. Since the mid-1990s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from one dropped dramatically -- evidence that campaigns to prevent heart attacks and improve patient care are paying off, Yale University researchers said. The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks...
Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana has been selected to participate in the first PRECISE trial by HeartFlow®. The first patient was enrolled by Michael C. Turner, M.D. in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The structural heart team at Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana successfully completed the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in Southwest Louisiana. TMVR is a new less invasive method for replacing the mitral valve without open heart surgery.
Doctors at Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana successfully implanted the first Watchman® left atrial appendage occlusion device, an alternative to anti-coagulation (blood thinners) in patients with atrial-fibrillation.
Dr. Thomas Mulhearn of Cardiovascular Specialists of Louisiana presents a complex PCI case in the setting of severe LV dysfunction. The 49 year old male patient presented to a satellite office with chest pain. He had poorly controlled type II diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and he was a smoker. An angiogram showed a normal left main, but significant LAD disease, a proximal lesion, an occluded vessel in the mid-segment, along with a circumflex that was non-dominant with high grade...
The doctors at Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana have performed almost every treatment or procedure in cardiology available anywhere in the world—except for heart transplantation—right here in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Being a part of many medical firsts in our region—heart catheterizations, dual-chamber pacemakers, and implantable defibrillators—Michael C. Turner, M.D. is no stranger to breaking new ground for cardiac patients in Southwest Louisiana.
As a general rule, people undergoing heart catheterizations in the United States do so with the procedure starting at the femoral artery found in the groin. However, local interventional cardiologist Dr. Thomas Mulhearn with Cardiovascular Specialists is using a new technique that accesses the pathway to the heart through the wrist. It’s called the transradial approach to cardiac catheterization, and he says it offers many benefits to patients.
Dr. Michael Turner MD, FACC, FSCCT, preventive cardiology specialist with Cardiovascular Specialists, has been appointed co -editor for the new CT section of the international online journal Echocardiography, the official publication of the Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound.