Fitness and Technology: Tools to Help You Lose Weight


Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle it needs exercise to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. People who are inactive, overweight and have a poor diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than an active person. Excess pounds do […]

Atrial Flutter vs. Atrial Fibrillation: What You Should Know


There are more than a dozen types of abnormal heart rhythms, but it seems like the only one that gets any real attention is atrial fibrillation, or “A-Fib.” While atrial fibrillation is common and should be treated with care, there are other abnormalities you should have on your radar, including atrial flutter. Atrial flutter has […]

About Dr. Kenneth Civello

Kenneth C. Civello, MD, MPH, FACC is an Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute electrophysiologist. He earned his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Dr. Civello then completed a Fellowship in cardiology and electrophysiology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is Board Certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease. Click here to learn more about Dr. Civello.

Strike Out Stroke this Baseball Season


(Left to right) John Farlow, Genentech representative; Jackie Duplantis, nurse manager, Neurology unit; Liz Marcotte, Neuroscience Program coordinator, Our Lady of the Lake; Debbie and Randy Braswell, volunteers, Our Lady of the Lake Bottom of the ninth, a full count, bases loaded. While timing may seem critical in situations like these, it is even more […]