Entries by Erica Lundgren

New Heart Implant Surgery Performed at Baton Rouge General (device eliminates stroke risk, need for blood thinners)

BATON ROUGE, La. – There is a new option for Baton Rouge residents who are dependent on blood thinners due to atrial fibrillation (AFib). A one-time heart implant surgery — performed first today at Baton Rouge General by cardiologists Robert Drennan, Garland Green and Lance LaMotte – reduces stroke risk for a lifetime and eliminates […]

Early Diagnosis Key to Peripheral Artery Disease Care

BATON ROUGE, La. – September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month, which shines a spotlight on this condition that affects 1 in every 20 Americans over the age of 50. Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, (also called peripheral vascular disease) is caused by the narrowing of arteries that pump blood to other parts of the […]

Calcium Score Tests Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in America, and nearly 50 percent of heart attacks occur in people with no previous history of heart disease. Baton Rouge Cardiology Center offers an affordable calcium score heart scan that uses a state-of-the-art, high-speed CT scanner to measure the amount of calcium, […]