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Brad Cavender, MD

Daylight saving time may increase the risk of heart attacks

by Amber Grigley — March 10, 2017

This is the weekend we spring forward to daylight saving time. Some studies show people have a greater risk of having a heart attack the first Monday "after" the switch. more »


Anuradha Rao, MD

New Breakthrough Helps High-cholesterol Patients

By Dale Short — February 10, 2017

30 years ago, the introduction of statins proved to be a major breakthrough in cardiovascular care. The cholesterol-lowering medicines became the best-selling drugs in pharmaceutical history. Now there is a new breakthrough - two injectable medicines, known as PCSK9 inhibitors, that fight cholesterol by attacking the enzymes that allow cholesterol to migrate into the bloodstream. more »


Barry Rayburn, MD

The 7 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in Alabama. Dr. Barry Rayburn, cardiologist with CVA, spoke to WBRC Fox6 News about the seven simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of this deadly disease. more »



Andrew Miller, MD

Managing Hypertension after SPRINT

By Laura Freeman - February 10, 2017

New guidelines for managing hypertension are expected this year. Meanwhile, in light of the SPRINT study and years of debate about blood pressure targets for older adults, many physicians face questions over how aggressively they should push for lower blood pressure numbers. more »


Dominick Giovannelli

Dominick's Story

CREST2 Carotid Artery Disease patient.
Gary Roubin, M.D., PhD., Cardiovascular Associates


In 2003, Dominick Giovannelli was constantly on the move and traveling a lot for work. During a business trip, Dominick was running through the airport when he felt a pain in his arm and tightness in his chest. more »


Anuradha Rao, MD

Anuradha Rao, MD on WBRC

Dr. Anuradha Rao, cardiologist with CVA, answered questions about heart disease in women for WBRC Fox6 callers. She discussed the unusual symptoms of heart disease in women, how heart issues can affect memory and what women with diabetes should do to take care of their heart. Watch the segment here.


Kevin Glandon

Limb Sparing Procedure Saves Patient's Leg

Two winters ago, Kevin Glandon faced a prognosis of an amputation of his left leg due to poor circulation from peripheral artery disease. more »



The Women of CVA – Heart Health Tailored for Women

The Women of CVA – Heart Health Tailored for Women

Cardiovascular Associates of the Southeast opened its doors in Birmingham, AL in 1946. The private cardiology group is comprised of over thirty physicians who specialize in an array of diagnosis and treatment options with a balance of nationally recognized experts, as well as recently trained cardiologists, in order to maintain our position at the forefront of cardiovascular care. more »


Sheila Flanagan

Sheila's Story

Dr. Macy Smith atrial fibrillation patient
Sheila Flanagan was born with an atrial septal heart defect and at the age of six had open heart surgery to repair it. more »



Himanshu Gupta, MD, FACC

CVA Welcomes New Cardiovascular Physician to Team

Cardiovascular Associates of the Southeast is excited to announce that Himanshu Gupta, MD, FACC a cardiovascular physician, specializing in cardiovascular imaging and general cardiology has joined the group as of December 19, 2016.
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Genetic Heart Disease Risk Eased by Healthy Habits, Study Finds

By Gina Kolata - November 13, 2016


Macy Smith, MD

Smith Performs Zero Fluoroscopy Ablation

By Dale Short - November 8, 2016

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