Heart Healthy Blog

4/16/2014 3:43:49 PM
In this video, Raymond Garrett of New Roads, La tells of his experience with heart disease and encourages others to get checked.


4/10/2014 3:01:20 PM
In this video, Kim Waldrup of Bourg, Louisiana tells the captivating story of her experience with a heart attack.  She did not think she was at risk for heart disease, being a woman in her mid-50s who lived a healthy lifestyle. 


4/1/2014 2:17:34 PM
Watch Dr. Satish Gadi on Cox 4 as he discusses the importance of smoking cessation and the free smoking cessation program at CIS.


3/18/2014 3:14:37 PM
"I didn't think it was a heart attack" is a common phrase among heart attack victims. Watch Dr. Garland Green on WBRZ as he discusses how heart attack symptoms may differ from person to person and how to protect yourself.

3/18/2014 2:49:28 PM
In this video, watch Dr. Garland Green discuss heart disease and the importance of knowing your risk.  Also see if you qualify for a free cardiovascular screening at Baton Rouge General.


3/17/2014 2:17:08 PM
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?  What are its causes, symptoms and treatments? 


11/25/2013 2:00:27 PM
In this video, Dr. Wade May, CIS cardiologist in Lafayette, explains new cholesterol guidelines.

11/21/2013 9:01:45 AM
Today, CIS joins the American Cancer Society in celebrating the Great American Smokeout.


11/4/2013 2:12:14 PM
The holiday season should be a time of joy, peace and celebration. But the holidays also come with many demands, such as shopping, baking, get-togethers, family conflicts and financial burdens that can cause stress and anxiety.

But there are many ways to stay healthy during the holidays while still enjoying the traditional joys of the season.  Try these five tips to keep your holidays heart-healthy!


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11/1/2013 2:18:04 PM
Happy November! What’s on your menu? Try these ham-wrapped green beans from our cookbook, Something Old, Something New: Louisiana Cooking with a Change of Heart by Dr. Craig Walker and Chef John Folse.

10/10/2013 10:11:59 AM
Flu season is here! Have you gotten a flu shot?

10/3/2013 3:47:56 PM
Fall is here!  Need a new, healthy recipe?  Try this shrimp & corn soup from our cookbook, Something Old, Something New: Louisiana Cooking with a Change of Heart.


9/18/2013 2:46:06 PM
As we continue to celebrate National Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Awareness Month, Dr. Peter Fail explains the disease and its risk factors in this video.

9/11/2013 9:47:26 AM
September is National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month. What are the signs?  Angela Mullins, diagnosed with PAD at 21, tells her story in this video.


9/5/2013 4:04:11 PM
September is Cholesterol Education Month. When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked?

8/26/2013 2:56:19 PM
CIS & TGMC were honored with a proclamation by the Terrebonne Parish Council on August 14, 2013 for 30 years of world-class cardiovascular care in our community.


8/23/2013 2:50:17 PM
In this in-depth interview, Dr. Craig Walker talks about the early years, how CIS has grown, and how it will continue to evolve.


8/23/2013 2:02:14 PM
Dr. Peter Fail speaks on the Structural Heart Program at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana.

8/16/2013 2:24:53 PM
Dr. Craig Walker accepts an award from Terrebonne General Medical Center thanking CIS for our partnership and service to the community over the past 30 years.


8/6/2013 9:52:59 AM
Check out this back-to-school health checklist for ways to ensure a healthy start to the school year.

8/1/2013 11:28:05 AM
With recent celebrity deaths bringing light to the danger of heart disease, learn how you can know your risk and how you can protect yourself.

7/26/2013 8:51:02 AM
Are you at risk for heart disease?  The first step is learning your risk factors.


7/15/2013 3:22:32 PM
Dr. Peter Fail discusses abdominal aortic aneurysms & when to be screened for one.

6/18/2013 10:24:30 AM
Listen up, guys. June is Men's Health Month, and it's time to make prevention a priority! Regular screenings may include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health and more. Schedule a doctor's appointment today! And ladies, encourage your man to eat healthy, exercise daily and visit the doctor for regular checkups.


4/26/2013 9:20:04 AM
Cardiovascular Institute of the South is celebrating May as High Blood Pressure Awareness Month and Stroke Awareness Month.

2/25/2013 1:28:47 PM
In this video, Dr. Chris Paris discusses coronary artery disease and symptoms of a heart attack in men and women.

2/18/2013 3:07:18 PM
Watch Dr. Jody Stagg discuss the full array of cardiovascular assessment tools at Cardiovascular Institute of the South. Allowing us to give our patients the best assessment of the vascular system, this technology includes: cardiac calcium score, treadmill tests, cardiopulmonary exercise test, ultrasounds, holter monitors, and more.

2/14/2013 10:33:09 AM
February is American Heart Month.  Did you know that cardiovascular disease affects 40% of men and women ages 40-59?  It's time to take care of your heart.  Do you know your risk?


2/13/2013 3:22:32 PM
Do you know your risk of cardiovascular disease?  In this video, Dr. Chris Paris discusses the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and when to see a cardiologist.


2/8/2013 9:10:41 AM
As a woman in her 50s who lived a healthy lifestyle, Kim Waldrup did not realize she was at risk for heart disease. She now speaks out as a heart attack survivor, urging women to know the symptoms and to get checked. Dr. Craig Walker also explains the importance of prevention and the advancements of cardiovascular treatments.


2/8/2013 9:00:35 AM
Dr. Craig Walker discusses heart disease, women's risk, risk factors, how to know if you have a heart attack, CT scans, and more.


2/7/2013 11:12:05 AM
This video put out by American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign showcases real women's experiences with heart disease.


2/7/2013 8:53:57 AM
CIS cardiologists Dr. Wade May & Dr. John Patterson discuss a new treatment, called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, to treat aortic stenosis.

2/5/2013 3:26:08 PM
February is American Heart Month. Do you know your risk? In this video, CIS physician, Dr. Jody Stagg, discusses heart disease in women: how to know your risk, how women's symptoms may differ from men's, and the importance of knowing your numbers.

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1/31/2013 3:42:18 PM
Wear Red Day is Friday, February 1st.  Join us and other businesses in wearing red on this day to show your support in the fight against heart disease.

1/31/2013 3:28:50 PM
February is American Heart Month, and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is creating awareness about the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.


1/7/2013 11:04:26 AM
Flu season is in full swing, and the reported cases are showing that the flu is particularly widespread in Louisiana this year. Protect yourself and others from the flu this season by taking precautions.

1/7/2013 10:39:22 AM
Whether or not you've chosen to tackle a New Year's resolution, keep in mind that the most important choice you can make this year is to take care of you and your family's heart health.

9/26/2012 10:25:20 AM

Do you experience pain in your feet or legs when at rest? This is a large indicator of peripheral arterial disease. Watch cardiologist Dr. Peter Fail in this video as he discusses the signs and symptoms of PAD.



9/6/2012 3:13:42 PM
Do you experience pain or cramps in your legs and feet? These symptoms may not only be caused by increasing age; they may be signs of a much more serious condition called peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD.

8/21/2012 3:06:34 PM
Dr. Christopher Paris, cardiologist at CIS in Houma, speaks about his training and risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

5/22/2012 3:49:30 PM
Dr. Peter Fail discusses Peripheral Arterial Disease in this brief video.


5/11/2012 2:41:12 PM
Ask kids what they've got on their mind this summer, and chances are it's not the long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle. That's why teaching healthy habits are so important.

5/11/2012 2:33:28 PM

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Particularly in Louisiana, the prevalence of obesity and diabetes means that our communities are at a greater risk of heart disease.


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5/11/2012 2:24:36 PM
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
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1/25/2012 4:14:30 PM
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