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Watchman helps reduce Afib Stroke Risk

We now offer Watchman – a one-time permanent implant that helps reduce afib stroke risk. For patients who are unable to take blood thinners due to an increased risk of…

Medicare Participants – Choosing A Plan For 2019

October 15 – December 7 is when ALL people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2019. If you wish to continue seeing your…

Three new cardiologists join Chattanooga Heart

We’re excited to announce that three new cardiologists have been added to our team. Dr. Newton Wiggins and Dr. Kelly Richardson, specialists in electrophysiology, are currently seeing patients at our…

Voluntary recall of certain medications

The Food and Drug Administration has issued voluntary recalls of certain pharmaceutical repackagers of the prescription medications Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ due to detection of a trace amount of unexpected…

Our Ooltewah office moves to the Atrium

Effective August 1, our Ooltewah office will be moving to Chattanooga Heart’s new Atrium location at 1949 Gunbarrel Road, Atrium bldg. 1, Suite 300. Drs. Carkner and Marcum will see…

BLOG: Food Labels

With all of the foods crowding the shelves of our grocery stores, how do we decide what to buy for our pantry? Most of us have heard the advice to…

BLOG: How to reduce salt in our diet

In the last blog, we looked at studies that show salt’s role in raising blood pressure. Here are some steps we can take to reduce our salt/sodium intake. Read the nutrition…

BLOG: Salt’s role in high blood pressure

Salt’s role in high blood pressure: “Dad, can we go to Buffalo Wild Wings?” Of my son’s four food groups, three are high in sodium (which is the primary ingredient…

BLOG: Flu Vaccines – it’s not too late

It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine! The CDC says vaccinations are still beneficial and should continue to be offered through January and February. Here we are. It…

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