Atrial Flutter vs. Atrial Fibrillation: What You Should Know

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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.

[Infographic] Get the Facts on Atrial Fibrillation

Afib Awareness Month: Get the Facts

In a normal, healthy heart, the heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. When the heart rhythm is abnormal, known as arrhythmia, it may indicate a serious problem that can lead to heart disease, stroke or even death. Atrial fibrillation, or afib, the most common type of arrhythmia, occurs when the upper chambers of […]

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.

Taking Care of the Hearts of LSU Athletes

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Louisiana State University has long been a part of my heart – from my Cub Scout days working as an usher in Tiger Stadium to my years as a medical student earning my degree. Today, I have the privilege of giving back to the school that has guided my career as a cardiologist by providing […]

How to Measure Your Risk for Heart Disease

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Doctors use a variety of screenings to grade your heart health. Cholesterol, weight/BMI, blood glucose and blood pressure are those numbers that you should know to measure your risk for developing heart disease. High numbers can indicate that you are at risk for developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several forms of cancer. Understanding the […]

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men vs. Women

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All heart attacks are not created equally, and that is especially true when it comes to the difference in symptoms between men and women. Knowing how to identify heart attack symptoms is critical to getting treatment quicker and saving valuable heart muscle. Dr. Tara Jarreau of Louisiana Cardiology Associates offers the following advice on recognizing […]