Heartbeat: Atrial Stenosis and your health

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BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC 33/FOX 44)

In this week’s Heartbeat Report, we take a closer look at heart valve disease, specifically stenoses. That’s when for one reason or other, the flaps in one or more of the valves in your heart don’t open as easily as they should. Though patients may not even know it’s happening, when it does, experts say, your heart has to work much harder to pump the blood to get it where it needs to go.

The good news is, the symptoms are often obvious…and can include chest pain, fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and/or fainting.

For more information on Structural heart disorders and the treatments available through the Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s Structural Heart Program, just visit the CIS website, by clicking here.

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South was founded in 1983 by Dr. Craig Walker, who first established the company as a one-physician practice in Houma, Louisiana. Driven by a desire to serve and heal people in his community, Dr. Walker envisioned CIS as a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies in the treatment of both coronary and peripheral artery diseases.

Today, CIS continues to grow and expand to multiple locations striving to make the most advanced cardiovascular care accessible to a wide spectrum of communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. We believe that our unwavering dedication to the CIS mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care has truly been the cornerstone of this successful growth.

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